Pioneers of a High-Tech Hybrid Operating Room in Mexico

The Hybrid Operating Room (Hybrid OR) is referred to as the “operating room of the future” and the number of these spaces is growing around the world.

In 2019, the high-tech Hybrid OR was pioneered in the city of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco. Its presence is unique to this western/central region of Mexico.

The Hybrid OP is an advanced aseptic environment that combines surgical equipment, instruments, and tables with equipment management systems and advanced imaging systems. The space is digitally integrated and combines a surgery room, CAT lab, endoscopy room, mobile C-arm, and MRI system with intervention that is image guided. Since the Hybrid OR is equipped to obtain three-dimensional images in real time, the depths of each organ can be reached without causing harm, in detailed precision.

This combination offers the capability to perform highly complex, advanced surgical procedures in a minimally invasive environment. This technology ensures that the patient receives optimal care without being moved and has led to the development of new procedures.

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The Hybrid Operating Room makes it possible to reach a diagnosis and provide treatment at the same time while intervening surgically.

For medical doctors in Puerta de Hierro Hospital in Guadalajara, new therapeutic and treatment options have opened. They have increased the scope of procedures and interventions. Specialists in cardiology, neurology, endoscopy, orthopedics, oncology and even pediatrics and gynecology plan and perform surgeries, and several complicated surgeries can be performed without having to move the patient.

The high-tech equipment allows for surgery not to be interrupted for a diagnostic procedure and an evaluation can be made in real time to monitor any bleeding during the procedure. Any patient who requires a specialized surgical procedure can be operated on in this hybrid operating room. Finally, it is expected that surgeries can be reduced on average by 50%, depending on the complexity of the intervention.