Delray Medical Center recently opened its Endovascular Hybrid OR Suite.
The 1,500-square-foot room is a $6.8 million investment that features state-of-the-art equipment that allows surgeons to perform complex vascular procedures on patients including: carotid stents, carotid angiograms, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, limb salvage/limb preservation, lower and upper extremity angiograms, venous and arterial angioplasties, vena cava filter placement and retrieval and dialysis catheter insertion.
The new room also features the Corindus Vascular Robotics CorPath System, and Artis Pheno, both are the only ones of their kind in Palm Beach County. The CorPath System is used for robotic-assisted vascular interventions and the Artis Pheno is a new robotic C-arm angiography system for use in minimally invasive interventional procedures.
“Today, we dedicate our endovascular hybrid operating room as a continuation of our dedication to sere this community with the finest medical equipment available,” president of the hospital board Larry Edelson said.
Dr. Joseph Ricotta, Director for Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Delray Medical Center, said the operating room is the first of its kind in the state and one of 15 in the country.
He started at Delray Medical Center in Oct. 2016 and performed 500 procedures on patients as of early January. His first and 500th patient attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new operating room. He started the hospital’s robotics program and has helped reduce the percentage of amputations by 50 percent, according to hospital CEO Mark Bryan.
“We are the world leader in endovascular robotics,” Dr. Ricotta said. “We are a training center.”