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New Operating Suites

The three new operating suites, built in 2012 in the Dahod Building, will be dedicated primarily to general surgery and orthopedic procedures. Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the suites provide more space and efficiency for Lowell General's surgical teams, according to Patrick Canal, Director of Surgical Services.

"The orthopedic suite features new ceiling-mounted equipment that positions technology over the patient, allowing it to move and orbit around the patient rather than needing to move the patient around the technology," says Canal. "Each suite will also include multiple monitor screens to give surgeons highly detailed views from all four sides. This will expand our capabilities to perform more complex cases, such as anterior hip procedures," which are minimally-invasive surgeries where a surgeon reaches the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the side or back.

Directly connected to the existing surgical unit, these three new suites will bring the total number of operating rooms to 13 at the hospital's Main Campus. This increase in capacity will better accommodate our surgeons and their patients.

"The new space will not only give us more capabilities in the range of orthopedics and spinal surgeries," Canal says, "it will also give our patients more convenience, privacy and an expanded reception area for their families."

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