6 hospitals adding robotic systems for spine, orthopedics

Written by Alan Condon | September 18, 2019 | Print  |

Here are six hospitals adapting robotic systems for spine and orthopedic procedures.

Touchstone Orthopaedics at Geneva, Neb.-based Fillmore County Hospital installed Stryker's Mako System to assists surgeons during partial and total joint replacement procedures. The Mako robotic arm assists surgeons with proper implant placement and guards against soft tissue and ligament damage.

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (Mich.) opened a new operating room and completed its first robotic surgery Sept. 4. The hospital built the OR to expand its surgical offerings and added Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Surgical System. It is in the process of constructing an eighth OR, expected to open in the spring of 2020.

Hunt Regional Medical Center installed the Mako robotic system for knee surgeries at its Greenville, Texas, hospital. During the second quarter, Mako total knee procedures increased 80 percent from the previous year to 18,000 surgeries, as reported in Stryker's second quarter conference call.

Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital installed Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system for spine surgery. The device combines a robotic arm and navigation capabilities for precision trajectory alignment.

Summit, N.J.-based Overlook Medical Center successfully completed New Jersey's first procedure with Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Brain robotic system. Rosa is a surgical navigation and positioning system that surgeons can use to determine precise spatial positioning and orientation of surgical instruments.

Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth Hospital installed the ExcelsiusGPS robotic surgery system at its Kent campus. Bayhealth is the first hospital in Delaware to install the ExcelsiusGPS system, according to Bayhealth medical director for neurosurgery Dawn Tartaglione, DO.

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