This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Naval Medical Center San Diego Announces Addition Of Discovery IGS 730 Hybrid Operating Room System For Less-invasive Heart And Blood Vessel Treatments

SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) has added the Discovery IGS 730*, a powerful imaging system that helps doctors use minimally invasive techniques to treat heart and blood vessel problems. A ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the first installation of the Discovery 730 Hybrid OR in California at the Naval Medical Center San Diego takes place today, Wednesday, June 11 at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

The new room will provide a single suite where doctors can perform both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. The suite will utilize the Discovery IGS 730 image guidance system from GE Healthcare. The Discovery IGS 730 has its high-quality digital imaging system mounted on mobile gantry that moves along predefined pathways, guided by laser. By touching a few buttons, a doctor can move it to the table to take pictures of the patient's anatomy, and then move it out of the way so allowing room to position physicians, nurses, technologists, anesthesiologists and other personnel optimally for surgery, with unobstructed access to the patient.

"Minimally invasive heart and vascular procedures are growing with the benefits of reducing patient risk and shortening hospital stays," said Dr. Keshav R. Nayak, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Naval Medical Center San Diego. "These procedures require powerful imaging to help the doctor guide the treatment device to exactly the right location."

This is important because some complex treatments require both minimally invasive methods and open surgery. With the Discovery IGS 730, both can be performed in the same room – there is no need to transfer the patient between procedures.

The Discovery IGS 730 has its high-quality digital imaging system mounted on mobile gantry that moves along predefined pathways, guided by lasers. By touching a button, a doctor can move it to the table to take pictures of the patient's anatomy, and then move it out of the way so that doctors can perform surgery without obstruction. Specific procedures for which this technology is well suited include:
  • Treating defective valves that keep the heart from pumping blood efficiently
  • Treating aneurysms – weakened areas in major arteries that if not treated can burst and in some cases can cause death.

For more information about the Discovery IGS 730 system and heart and blood vessel care at Naval Medical Center San Diego, visit our website ( or call 619-532-6418.

About Naval Medical Center San DiegoFrom the original tent dispensary established in 1914 to the modern facility of today, Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) mission has remained constant: provide the finest medical care in a family-centered environment to military service members, their families and those who served in the past.

NMCSD is accredited by the Joint Commission.  More than 250,000 San Diego residents are eligible for care at NMCSD, with nearly 100,000 beneficiaries enrolled. NMCSD staff is comprised of more than 6,500 military, civilian, contractor and volunteer personnel. In addition, NMCSD has the only Navy Medicine amputee center in the Western Pacific, has been recognized for many of its clinical and research programs, including refractive surgery, post-traumatic stress, and hearing and balance disorders.  NMCSD personnel proudly deploy to support US Military Hospital Kuwait, the I and III Marine Expeditionary Forces, numerous humanitarian missions afloat and ashore and as individual augmentees. Recently, the NMCSD staff has been recognized for excellence by such organizations as the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Athena International and the San Diego Business Journal.

*Trademark of General Electric Company

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,799.50 -13.89 -0.08%
S&P 500 2,091.86 +2.99 0.14%
NASDAQ 5,131.1160 +14.9730 0.29%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs