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Beebe vascular surgeons in Hybrid Operating Room space.

Beebe Healthcare is Creating the Next Generation of Care, right here in Lewes

In 2020, Beebe's state-of-the-art hybrid operating room opened at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. This innovative operating theater allows vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, radiologists, and specialists to perform advanced procedures in an efficient and highly technical space.


Construction History

Construction, which began in 2018, has removed the former linear accelerator used when Beebe’s Oncology Services were at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. By removing old equipment and renovating current space, Beebe is able to add new advanced treatment areas to the existing building.

The vascular team at Beebe has designed this surgical theatre space from the ground up. Having the surgical team involved in the design is one way Beebe is working to create the space to fit the team, instead of the other way around.

The current project, funded by generous donations from the community through Beebe Medical Foundation, will utilize existing space for a new 4,302-square-foot cardiac and vascular treatment area. Learn more and donate to Beebe Medical Foundation.

“It is an exciting process that brings together our vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, radiologists, and support teams to build an operating room that will provide the latest in advanced imaging technology for vascular surgeons and allows patients to undergo both open surgery and endovascular or minimally invasive procedures in the same room,” said Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President, Beebe Healthcare.


What is a Hybrid Operating Room?

The vascular and construction-design teams are working together to design, create, and implement the new hybrid operating room. This surgical theater offers the latest in advanced imaging technology for vascular surgeons and allows patients to undergo both open surgery and endovascular or minimally invasive procedures in the same room. Complex imaging equipment allows surgeons to have real-time access and visibility of peripheral arteries within the body, while they are working to repair or bypass blockages.

Hybrid operating rooms are complex working environments where a team of surgeons, interventionalists, nurses, anesthesiologists, and radiology technicians work seamlessly together. This surgical theatre will offer the complex imaging equipment allows surgeons to have real-time access and visibility of peripheral arteries within the body, while they are working to repair or bypass blockages.

Vascular surgeons Dr. Sean Ryan, Dr. Carlos Neves, and Dr. Kevin Caldwell have trained in hybrid operating rooms and are excited to bring this new, efficient, surgical space to the community. They provide expert care, close to home, for those living, working, and visiting Sussex County.