Greenwich Hospital continues to add surgical services and state-of-the-art technology to improve outcomes.
Surgeons use state-of-the-art tools to visualize healthy blood supply and measure oxygen in tissue during and after reconstructive surgery.
Two operating room tools provide surgeons with accurate detection of blood flow and oxygen in tissue. The SPY Elite® System helps surgeons to determine in real time the best circulation in an area of tissue that will be used in breast reconstruction and other reconstructive surgery. After the tissue flap is surgically secured, the SPY Elite System helps the surgeon to confirm that good blood flow is preserved. Another tool, the ViOptix, measures local tissue oxygen saturation during and after surgery. Both of these systems can reduce the risk of complications and further surgeries.
Greenwich Hospital's new O-ARM multidimensional surgical imaging system makes surgery quicker and safer.
O-Arm imaging technology gives surgeons real-time 3D images of patients during surgery. This enables more precise navigation around delicate areas such as organs and the spinal cord. Surgeons make fewer and smaller incisions to preserve healthy tissue and reduce complications.
New minimally invasive endovascular procedure allows patients to leave the hospital sooner and recover more quickly after an abdominal aorta repair.
The abdominal aorta is the main artery that supplies blood to the stomach and legs. An aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening enlargement or bulge of the artery caused by a weak arterial wall. This new minimally invasive approach uses endografts to facilitate smaller incisions in the groin. This results in faster healing time and fewer complications compared to traditional “open” surgery.
Greenwich Hospital has been awarded national certification by the Joint Commission for spinal fusion surgery and hip and knee replacement surgery.
Two Greenwich Hospital programs – The Spine Institute and The Center for Joint Replacement – received certification for disease-specific care for adhering to national standards of excellence, quality and safety.