Rhode Island hospital adds Mako robot

Carly Behm -   Print  |

 

Warwick, R.I.-based Kent Hospital has started using the Mako robot in total joint procedures, according to a November press release.

Surgeons, including Robert Shalvoy, MD, and Jonathan Gastel, MD, have been trained with the robot and are performing total joint replacements assisted by it, the release said.
"I’m excited to announce that we have performed successful orthopedic surgeries at Kent Hospital, using the Mako robotic arm," Robert Haffey, MSN, RN, president of Kent Hospital, said in the release. "This is a groundbreaking time, not only due to the state-of-the-art technology the Mako robot brings to Kent, but also because we are the only hospital in the state, other than South County, to have a Mako robot in the operating room."

Read the full release here.

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