Our project to deliver a new state of the art Hybrid Endovascular Aneurism Repair, or EVAR theatres and standard operating theatre, with associated clinical support spaces, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, has been completed. The new EVAR theatres will improve the lives of people suffering with vascular disease.
Theatre 23 incorporates specialist imaging equipment which allows Vascular Surgeons to perform less invasive surgical procedures under x-ray control. In particular it allows endovascular specialists a state of the art facility to perform endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) . A key benefit of the EVAR surgery is its potential to reduce patient recovery time, length of stay and therefore hospital efficiency.
Furthermore the theatre was designed as a hybrid operating room that allows conventional surgical techniques to be combined with endovascular techniques. These specialist techniques are delivered by a team of Vascular Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists to treat patients with peripheral arterial disease and complex aortic disease.
Now fully operational, the theatre has been used successfully with the first operation having taken place on the 6th January 2016.
Theatre 22 was designed as a standard operating theatre and is currently being used for neuro surgery, with its first procedure taking place on the 20th of January 2016