Planning And Constructing A Hybrid Operating Room
Since 2010 the number of hybrid operating rooms has expanded greatly. This style of operating room has come a long way from the first operating “tent” created by the Romans in 65 AD and the first indoor operating room born in Europe in the Middle Ages. These ancient laboratories have laid the foundation of our hybrid operating theatre today. There are different types of operating rooms, General, Orthopedic, Neuro, Spine, Urology, and Cardiac/Thoracic requiring different equipment and room set ups. The trend in hybrid surgical suites allows the combination of a traditional operating room with an image guided intervention suite. Today’s sophisticated combination creates the flexibility to perform highly complex surgical procedures in one room.