April 28, 2015
Las Palmas Medical Center recently expanded the capabilities of its neuroscience program by opening its first neurointerventional lab—a $3-million, state-of-the-art suite that provides patients faster, more efficient treatment with sophisticated diagnostic and procedural technology. The suite complements the hospital’s two existing dedicated neuro operating room (OR) suites and 10-bed neuro intensive care unit (ICU).
The lab provides advanced imaging and minimally invasive technology for patients with high acuity strokes, carotid artery disease and other vascular disorders. It also features a Maquet Magnus hybrid system table—the first in the U.S.—that allows for the widest range of patient positioning options needed for neurointerventional procedures.
In addition to the hybrid system table, the lab features a Philips Allura Xper FD 20/20 advanced biplane x-ray system that is capable of capturing detailed high-resolution images with a full range of viewing angles.
The procedures that take place in this lab reduce the risk and recovery time associated with traditional surgical approaches. For example, patients undergoing endovascular procedures will benefit from less exposure to radiation, a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery without the discomfort of a large incision and less visible surgical scarring.
Physicians benefit from the more detailed, real-time anatomical imaging, as well as the ergonomic design features the technology provides.
The El Paso Times recently shared news of this new addition.