Surgery on the cutting edge

Bend Memorial Clinic endovascular and vascular surgeon Dr. Wayne Nelson, above, describes some of the technology involved with St. Charles Medical System’s new $5.5 million hybrid operating room in Bend on Thursday.

The 1,200-square-foot operating room, unveiled Monday, contains an imaging system that allows for minimally invasive surgeries for patients with vascular disease, aortic aneurysms or traumatic vascular emergencies.

• Read the full story about the new operating room in the Health section of Thursday’s Bulletin.