Two new operating rooms opened in Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, paving the way for more advanced surgeries.
Hospital officials said the new operating rooms were specially built to allow an MRI machine to enter the room during surgery. That means doctors will be better equipped to perform complicated surgeries like the ones used to treat traumatic brain injuries.
The new operating rooms will allow surgeons to get real-time imaging of a patient while they are still in surgery.
The head of neurosurgery at HSC called the addition of the rooms a “game-changer” for research and surgery at the hospital.
The two rooms cost $25 million and were funded by HSC foundation donors as well as the provincial and federal governments.
The operating rooms are part of the hospital’s Centre for Surgical Innovation and are adjacent to the surgical intensive care unit on the second floor of the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine.