The two new EVAR theatres, Theatres 22 and 23, 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.
The theatre was designed as a hybrid operating room that allows conventional surgical techniques to be combined with endovascular techniques. Theatre 22 was designed as a standard operating theatre and is currently being used for neuro surgery.