When medication, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the accepted treatment for a broad range of conditions. Surgery can be a scary proposition for a patient, no matter how routine the procedure. If surgery is recommended, you want to learn as much as you can about your surgical options and find the physician and hospital that are right for you.
Covenant Health is home to the region’s best surgeons and most advanced surgical techniques. From minor outpatient procedures to complex surgeries, patients can count on the expertise of our surgical teams and the comfort and convenience of our facilities.
We offer the latest surgical technology and procedures, including:
As part of our mission of caring, we do everything possible to answer your questions before surgery, keep your loved ones informed and make you comfortable while you recover.
The Hybrid Operating Room merges minimally invasive and traditional surgical sciences with advanced imaging technology. The state-of-the-art hybrid surgery suite allows interventional cardiologist, radiologists and vascular surgeons to work together in one room to perform the traditional diagnostic functions of the cardiac catheterization labs or interventional radiology suites with traditional surgical functions of the operating room.
This unique team approach allows physicians to use real-time intra-operative image guidance to evaluate, intervene and assess the results of minimally invasive procedures, complex minimally invasive procedures, and open surgical cases. It allows a full range of procedures including interventional, endovascular, minimally invasive, traditional surgical and hybrid procedures.
The Hybrid Operating Room creates an environment where interventional approaches can be performed under the most complex conditions, including patients who are considered high risk. In the course of performing interventional procedures, it sometimes becomes necessary for physicians to perform traditional "open" surgery. In this situation, time is critical. Thanks to the Hybrid Operating Room's "surgical safety net," there are no delays in getting patients the life-saving surgical services they need.
The room supports a multi-disciplinary approach and can easily adapt to different setups required for the diverse procedures that are now possible with this one operating room - including cardiovascular, neurosurgical, general surgical and urologic procedures.
The benefits to patients from the Hybrid Operating Room and combined team approach are:
- Reduced number of separate procedures required for a patient
- Potential for shortened overall patient recovery time
- Enhanced patient safety
- Reduced cost of overall treatment
Covenant Health's Hybrid Operating Room is located at Covenant Medical Center on the second floor surgery unit and represents the first of its kind in Lubbock and the entire west Texas and eastern New Mexico region. It will allow a multitude of new procedures that have not previously been performed in our region providing another advance in clinical excellence in cardiac care.