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April 13, 2012

The Hybrid OR is the first of its kind in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV — Sunrise Hospital is proud to announce that its first Hybrid Operating Room (OR) procedure was completed successfully today on a pediatric heart patient. Sunrise Hospital added its new Hybrid OR – the first of its kind in Southern Nevada—earlier in February of this year.

This new advanced procedure room allows for heart procedures that used to be performed in two separate rooms (cardiac catheterizations and surgeries) to be performed in one room through the Hybrid OR, which is designed for certain high-tech heart procedures available now and in the future.

The room, which features new surgical equipment and state-of-the-art imaging, allows appropriate cardiac catheter diagnostic and treatment and cardiovascular surgeries to be performed in the same operating room, which can save vital time.

"The Hybrid Operating room allows for the most revolutionary approach to treating children and adults with heart disease since the advent of heart surgery more than 75 years ago," said William N. Evans, MD, Founder and Co-director of Children’s Heart Center of Nevada.

This $3.6 million dollar investment will now allow for procedures on adults and children to be performed in Sunrise’s Hybrid OR. Sunrise Children’s is the only hospital in the state to perform cardiovascular surgeries on children.

One of the features of the Hybrid OR is the ability to perform procedures which have not been provided in this area until now. For example, until recently the only way to get a new heart valve was to have open heart surgery. Now that has changed, and Sunrise Hospital will offer a new valve replacement procedure to patients. The procedure, known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), allows patients to undergo aortic valve replacement through a small incision in the skin. It is a state-of-the-art treatment for aortic valve stenosis. The TAVR procedure may not be used on all patients, but for the appropriate patient it offers a minimally invasive treatment which allows for better outcomes and quicker patient recovery. Sunrise will begin performing the TAVR procedure by the end of this month in the hospital’s new Hybrid OR.

The Hybrid OR is the latest heart care advancement at Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. Recently, the hospital was re-accredited as a Chest Pain Center. Now, we’re expanding our heart care offerings with new advances and facilities.

About Sunrise Hospital
Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s "Best of Las Vegas" readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.SunriseHospital.com

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