Campaign FutureCare: Heart Operating Rooms

People who live and work on the Eastside depend on Overlake for care in the event of a heart attack or other cardiac conditions.

Phase 1 of Project FutureCare, now completed, adds two new, state-of-the-art heart operating rooms to our campus and gives our world-class surgeons the tools they need to provide optimal care.

Many cardiac and vascular procedures can now be done with minimally invasive techniques, reaching the heart through tiny incisions in the groin or the wrist. Overlake is a pioneer in the use of several minimally invasive procedures, such as the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement.

In addition to updating and refurbishing our current heart operating room, Phase 1 includes:

  • A hybrid operating room that is optimally functional for surgeons who perform advanced, minimally invasive procedures, but also have the space and equipment required if another surgical team is needed to perform a traditional open-chest procedure.
  • A second operating room, designed for traditional open-chest procedures and large enough to accommodate the new equipment, imaging technology, and bigger teams currently required, has been built to ensure that our surgeons have the facilities they need to provide the very best and most advanced care to our patients when minimally invasive procedures are not an option.

Dr. Ron Aviles explains the value of minimally invasive procedures:

The new OR suite will accommodate a greater number of heart and vascular surgeries each year to meet the growing need and is was completed in the fall of 2019.

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