Inside view of the Hybrid Operating Suite

Campaign Update

The new Hybrid Operating Suite is now a reality at Hamilton General Hospital. The suite helps Hamilton Health Sciences stay on the leading edge of care for patients from across the region.

Thank you to our donors for supporting the Hybrid Operating Suite Campaign.

One of the first patients to receive care in the suite happened on October 24, 2019. Watch the video to learn more about the procedure that took place.

What is a Hybrid Operating Suite?

The Hybrid Operating Suite integrates imaging technology and surgical equipment to support a multidisciplinary team of experts performing minimally invasive surgeries and traditional open surgeries in one location.

The Hybrid environment represents the best practices and approaches to cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) surgery. Numerous benefits exist for patients who undergo procedures in the Hybrid Operating Suite, many of which are not possible through traditional surgeries. These benefits include:

  • Shorter surgical times
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Smaller scars
  • Opportunities for patients to undergo procedures they would not qualify for otherwise
  • Lower risk of post-operative complications
  • Decreased use of anesthesia
  • Reduced need for some patients to undergo multiple procedures

Watch the video below to learn more about the Hybrid Operating Suite:

Learn more from the experts at Hamilton General Hospital:

Dr. James Velianou from Hamilton General Hospital discusses empowering patients through philanthropy.

Dr. Jacques Tittley from Hamilton General Hospital discusses the importance of philanthropy in our health care system.

Dr. David Szalay of Hamilton General Hospital discusses philanthropy’s role in the healing process of patients.

Dr. Theodore Rapanos from Hamilton General Hospital explains the the need for funding to provide state-of-the-art care.

Dr. Victor Chu from Hamilton General Hospital talks about the challenge of budgetary constraints.

Teresa Smith, Vice President, Adult Regional Care, discusses why donor support is essential to health care.