Philips, Skytron to provide hybrid surgical rooms for cardiovascular patients

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Royal Philips Electronics and Skytron have formed a partnership to deliver hybrid operating rooms for minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical procedures to combine Philips’ cardiovascular x-ray systems with Skytron’s surgery room equipment to treat cardiovascular patients in the same room.

The announcement was made at the Society for Vascular Surgery annual meeting, held in San Diego last week.

Philips and Skytron will deliver operating rooms that optimize workflow whilst reducing the length of the planning and installation process. As a result, clinical staff will benefit from a tailored and intuitive environment that could reduce costs for the care provider and decrease the amount of time the patient spends in the hospital, Philips said.

“By working together with Skytron we’re able to provide hybrid operating rooms that offer flexibility along with easy to operate equipment in a room with optimal layout,” said Bert van Meurs, senior vice president of cardiovascular x-ray at Philips.

Philips will provide interventional x-ray equipment and specialized imaging tables, whilst Skytron will deliver advanced operating room communications control integration, surgical lighting and boom technologies specifically designed to support hybrid surgical suites, according to Philips.