Maury Regional Medical Center opens new hybrid vascular operating room


COLUMBIA, Tenn. Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is thrilled to announce the launch of a newly renovated hybrid vascular operating room, an investment of nearly $2.5M. This surgical suite combines advanced imaging and surgical capabilities in one space.

“This operating suite was specifically designed to do two things. First, enhance vascular surgeries through the implementation of new state-of-the-art imaging capabilities and, second, provide additional operating space for other growing service lines, such as general surgery,” said CEO Martin Chaney, MD. “Building this surgical suite is a significant investment toward meeting the surgical needs of patients from Maury and surrounding counties.”

Minimally invasive surgical procedures are complex and technically demanding, requiring high-quality, flexible imaging capabilities. A clinical trend toward minimally invasive procedures is driving demand for hybrid operating rooms. Vascular procedures are a type of surgery that treats blood vessel and heart flow complications – such as aortic aneurysm, stroke or blood clots. More specifically, vascular procedures that can be accomplished in the new space include endovascular, laparoscopic, aortic, carotid, dialysis access, vascular fistula creation, transcarotid artery revascularization and percutaneous nephrostomy surgeries. However, this space is not limited to vascular surgeries and can be leveraged for many other operations.

“The operating room incorporates sophisticated technology from floor to ceiling,” said Brian Kendrick, MD, a board-certified vascular surgeon on the medical staff. “It’s a game-changer in our field, enhancing our capabilities to treat even the most complex vascular conditions.”

The advanced Azurion imaging system from Philips supplies high-quality imaging, achieving excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels for patients of all sizes. Specializing in hybrid operating rooms, Getinge’s state-of-the-art operating tables work seamlessly with Philips’ imaging systems and support a wide variety of patient positions that are suitable for any imaging and surgery.

The hybrid vascular operating room also includes Ten Medical’s Skytron Indigo-Clean ceiling light system. Essentially, Indigo-Clean leverages the visible light spectrum to transmit a wavelength (405nm) that kills harmful bacteria and viruses, such as C. diff, MRSA and SARS-CoV-2. The Skytron lights are top performers for brightness and shadow control, giving every angle optimal viewability.

“As a vascular surgeon, safety is paramount in every procedure we perform,” said Patrick Yu, MD, a board-certified vascular surgeon on the medical staff. “Our new hybrid vascular operating room offers greater precision and visibility, ensuring we can deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.”

All these technologies in one room make MRMC’s new surgical suite one of the most advanced and safest in the state of Tennessee. MRMC is the only hospital in Tennessee to receive the excellence in patient safety and outstanding patient experience awards from Healthgrades® in 2024. Maury Regional Health also has invested in four da Vinci robotic surgical systems, which enhances surgical vision, precision, dexterity and control.

MRMC offers 16 surgical suites, on-site pathology capabilities, an endovascular lab and a digital imaging system that enables physicians to view diagnostic images such as MRIs during the surgical procedure. In addition to surgical services available at MRMC, convenient locations for surgery are in Lewisburg, Spring Hill and Waynesboro. Maury Regional Health recently held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 30 to launch construction of the Orthopedic Surgical Institute on the MRMC campus. More than 50 physicians on the medical staff perform surgical procedures and all the anesthesiologists on our medical staff are board-certified. 

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Pictured: On the left, the hybrid vascular operating room has state-of-the-art surgical lighting. On the right, the lack of motion signals the Indigo-Clean lighting system, which kills harmful bacteria. 

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