Hybrid Operating Room

The ability of our cerebrovascular surgeons to perform minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures has been enhanced by the construction in 2011 of NYU Langone’s state-of-the-art “hybrid” operating room. This new OR of the future combines the facilities of a standard operating room with the technology of a digital flat-panel interventional neuroradiology suite, including built-in X-ray imaging, computer guidance systems, and video-integrated technology that projects and records 3-D images of the surgical field onto high-definition plasma monitors. In addition to being ideal for minimally-invasive cerebrovascular procedures, the OR’s multiple capabilities also allow our surgeons to customize neurosurgical procedures for each individual patient, utilizing both minimally-invasive and open microsurgery as needed.