Pa. hospital installs GE hybrid OR

St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., has installed the Discovery IGS 730 hybrid operating room (OR) from GE Healthcare. The interventional suite received FDA clearance in February.

The GE Hybrid OR is equipped with laser-guided navigation. The mobile system is neither floor- nor ceiling-mounted and can be programmed to move within the operating room. The wide-bore system  provides a flat panel for 3D acquisition.

Procedures to be performed in the OR include endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms; pacemaker lead extractions; transcatheter aortic valve replacement and trauma cases requiring multiple, or combined, procedures.