Cooper University Hospital unveiled South Jersey’s first hybrid operating room yesterday. The $3 million suite combines state-of-the-art surgical technology with three-dimensional angiography where Cooper’s vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons can perform intricate, minimally-invasive endovascular surgery on patients with severe, life-threatening aortic conditions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Yesterday, doctors performed a successful endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in the new suite. “The hybrid OR places Cooper at the forefront of surgical technology and enables our surgeons to improve patient outcomes,” says Jeffrey P. Carpenter, M.D., Chief of Surgery at Cooper University Hospital. “The surgical suite has all the equipment, monitoring and imaging devices necessary to perform complex surgery without ever having to move the patient out of the OR during the procedure. This new technology is changing the standard of care in our region and Cooper is proud to be leading the way.”
(Camden, New Jersey) The Cooper Bone and Joint Institute has expanded its physician faculty with the appointment of Dino Nicol E. De Jesus, D.O. Dr. De Jesus joins the Cooper University Hospital orthopedic surgical team while providing patients with a full range of joint replacement options including weight-bearing surfaces such as metal-on-metal and ceramic joints. In addition, Dr. De Jesus has a special interest in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee and a vascular necrosis of the hip. Dr. De Jesus completed his fellowship at Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. Prior to that, he completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. During his fellowship and residency, he received state-of-the-art training in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee utilizing minimally invasive techniques.