February 28, 2008

Combining Specialties for ‘Hybrid Surgery’

“Hybrid surgery” is a term you may hear about more often. Hybrid surgery is the combination of specialties in order for better treatment. It’s becoming more and more common because of the aging population and the increase in complicated cases. Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital has two hybrid surgical suites to help perform these procedures. More and more hospitals are having doctors who normally compete against each other for patients now work together in the operating room. Hybrid teams of doctors are also being formed at hospitals across the country.

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