$3.9M investment brings 2 surgical robots to Georgia hospital


Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., is investing $3.9 million to add two robotic surgical systems, according to Polk Today.

The investment includes Velys, DePuy Synthes' robot for total knee replacement, and a second da Vinci Xi surgical system, which assists surgeons performing gynecological, urological, thoracic and general procedures.

Velys is a table-mounted device designed to help surgeons navigate accurate bony cuts without the need for preoperative imaging. It uses advanced planning capabilities to help accurately resect bones that align and position the implant relative to the soft tissue during total knee replacement.

The hospital implemented its robotics program in the fall and has seen demand grow among surgeons and patients, according to the report.

"We are increasing our capacity to perform more surgeries," Gia Pyles, RN, director of surgical services at Floyd Medical Center, told the publication. "The new devices put us in a position to do that."

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