Discover Our Mobile Hybrid OR Solutions

Complex cardiovascular and endovascular procedures do not require complex solutions. You want a hybrid OR solution that brings high-definition vascular imaging and flexibility in an environment where you can be comfortable.


Professor Stephen Haulon

On the leading edge of vascular surgery, Prof. Stephan Haulon is considered a pioneer of new techniques for endovascular surgery.

After starting a general and vascular surgery residency at the Lille University Hospital in 2000, he defended his PhD-thesis in Biomaterial research in 2002. The same year, he left for a research endovascular fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, under the leadership of Dr. Roy K. Greenberg. Stephan Haulon was invited to chair the vascular surgical department of Lille University Hospital in 2009.

Today Prof. Haulon has moved beyond EVAR performing a range of advanced endovascular procedures including arch repair with branched endografts, thorocoabdominal repair, and juxtarenal repair with fenestrated endografts.

Professor Matt Thompson

St George’s is a large university teaching hospital in the southwest of London, serving a population of around four million people. The hospital has over nine hundred beds, making it one of the countries principal teaching hospitals. St George’s provides services for many specialties including vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and renal transplantation. Professor Matt Thompson is the Professor of Vascular Surgery at St Georges Vascular Institute (SGVI). His clinical interests are in the treatment of complex aortic disease and minimally invasive vascular surgery in which the SGVI has an international reputation.

Research interests include health service outcome research, clinical trials and translational investigations into aortic disease. Professor Thompson is the editor of the Oxford Textbook of Vascular Surgery. He is the Secretary of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy and a Council Member of the Vascular Society.


Is open surgery for the repair of aortic aneurysms the "gold standard" or is it the "old standard." 

A majority of surgeons agreed open surgery is rapidly becoming the "old standard" in a debate on this question at the 2010 Joint Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the European Society for Vascular Surgery.

Although two-thirds of aortic repair in Western Europe continue to be performed in open surgery procedures, adoption of minimally invasive endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) is expected to grow by 8 percent to reach over 18,300 cases by 2013, according to the Millennium Research Group.

Rapid advances in clinical experience and technology have increased the availability of devices for aortic repair while also decreasing costs, suggesting the trend to EVAR may accelerate beyond 2013.

Prof. Thompson, University Hospital St. George's

AAA Stent with OEC Hybrid OR

OEC 9900 Elite Aortic Aneurysm Repair


Postcard videos from the 33rd and 34th Charing Cross Symposia

The Charing Cross International Vascular Symposium is Europe's longest running vascular symposium and a world-leading congress attracting both surgeons and interventional specialists. During the 33rd and 34th annual meetings in April, 2011 and 2012, GE Healthcare sponsored a number of presentations on vascular imaging during the imaging consensus course.

Advantage of mobile hybrid operating room

Radiation study on mobile arms & aortic endografting

Professor Haulon at Charing Cross 2012


Moving beyond EVAR
Discover how GE Healthcare’s OEC mobile hybrid OR is expanding opportunities in endovascular surgery. In an exclusive e-book, “Moving Beyond EVAR” Professor Haulon describes his advanced endovascular procedures using the motorized OEC 9900 Elite MD.

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Optimizing complex endovascular procedures in an integrated operating room
Understand how a  full GE OR suite solution brings:

  • Flexibility to OR facilities at St. George’s Vascular Institute.
  • Decreased operating times.
  • A slight reduction in radiation doses.
  • Improved monitoring options.

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