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New hybrid cardiovascular operating room opens in El Paso

New hybrid cardiovascular operating room opens in El Paso
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 7:35pm

The new Hybrid Cardiovascular Operating Room at Del Sol Medical Center officially opened Friday. 

The hospital said the new $3.5 million state-of-the-art facility will give patients faster, and less invasive, treatment.

A hybrid OR integrates both surgical and advanced x-ray imaging systems.

Patients are treated with the lowest dosage of radiation possible.

"It means that we are committed to quality; that we can provide care that couldn't be done or procedures that couldn't be done before here, that some patients that require those type of procedures we needed to send them to places like Houston or Dallas or Phoenix. Now we can do them in town," said Dr. Oscar Muñoz, an Interventional Cardiologist.

Sierra Providence Health Network said it has had a hybrid OR for well over a year.

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