The Compass – Fort Worth Winter 2021 - Page 6


Celebrating a Year of Possibilities

Hybrid OR has enabled surgeons to perform 254 advanced procedures since July 2020

Hybrid Operating Room combines a traditional operating room with fixed advanced imaging systems , offering the capability to perform image-guided surgery during both minimally invasive and open procedures . The greatest benefit in having this technology is an improvement in patient safety and recovery due to less stress from multiple surgeries . Since opening in July 2020 , our Hybrid OR has enabled our surgeons to perform 254 procedures .
Board-certified vascular surgeon , Mujtaba Ali , MD , has performed 217 of these procedures including one of the latest procedures called a Transcarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR . A TCAR procedure is a safer , minimally invasive method of placing a stent in the carotid artery to prevent future strokes in stroke patients .
Dr . Ali recently shared an inspiring story of a patient who received treatment in the Hybrid OR . Michael * is a man in his 60s who lives in Ecuador and is an avid hiker and mountain climber . Michael was visiting family in Fort Worth for the holidays
Dr . Mujtaba Ali , a board-certified vascular surgeon , has performed 217 procedures in the hybrid OR .
when he had a stroke that affected both arteries and veins . We now have the tools , sides of his brain . The stroke was caused manpower and resources to perform by blockages in his neck arteries resulting these surgeries right here in Fort Worth .” from previous radiation and surgeries to his Prior to having this technology , patients neck . In order to prevent further strokes , would have to travel to Dallas or Houston Michael underwent a TCAR procedure to for these high-risk and complex vascular insert stents in the arteries on both sides procedures . Thank you to the Amon G . of his neck . The surgery was successful , Carter Foundation and the Schollmaier and Michael returned to Ecuador where Foundation for their support to make this he is recovering and getting back to his possible . active lifestyle !
* Patient ’ s name changed for privacy
“ These are high-risk procedures that just aren ’ t possible in a traditional OR setting ,” says Dr . Ali . “ The technology in the Hybrid OR allows us to view crisp , clear , real-time images of the blood flow in the

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