First-ever Procedure in Region’s Only Hybrid Operating Room

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center experts have performed San Diego’s first-ever coronary revascularization procedure using a hybrid operating room, the only facility of its kind in the region. The state-of-the-art operating room allows patients to be treated in one place at one time without having to schedule multiple procedures. The result is less time in the operating room and reduced costs for hospitalization…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud   Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

The procedure was performed at UC San Diego Health System’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, which opened earlier this year. Center co-director Ehtisham “Shami” Mahmud, MD, FACC, pictured above left, performed the stenting procedure described in the story. Mahmud is professor and chief of clinical cardiovascular medicine in the Department of Medicine.