October 2021 Newsletter: Introducing a New Approach to Joint Replacement Surgery with Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm

In August of 2020, Newport Center Surgical in Newport Beach, California, became the first ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in Orange Country to offer Stryker’s Mako robotic-arm assisted total knee and hip replacement surgery. This technology is transforming the way joint replacements are performed.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning. The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high level of accuracy.

With Mako Robotics, more is known about each patient than ever before. Surgeons are able to cut less which can mean less soft tissue damage or for others, greater bone preservation. Mako’s 3D CT allows a personalized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy before entering the operating room. During surgery, surgeons can validate the plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic arm to execute the plan.

The trend of patients electing to have their total joint replacement (TJR) in an outpatient setting instead of a traditional hospital has been increasing over the years due to advances in technology. At Newport Center Surgical, we have only seen this trend accelerate due to the COVID-19 pandemic as patients avoid hospitals to limit their exposure to the virus.

Our patients have the benefit of not only a more precise surgery from the Mako Robot, but also a faster recovery with less pain and need for opiates. Patients will experience a shortened stay with minimal preoperative wait times and are discharged within 2 to 3 hours after surgery. Newport Center Surgical screens all our patients prior to surgery. We have a safe, efficient, and virtually infection free setting.

“We are proud to be the first ambulatory surgery center in Orange County to offer this highly advanced technology,” said Timothy Gibson, MD. “It is part of our commitment to provide our community with outstanding healthcare.”

Newport Center Surgical is proud to announce that we have successfully completed our 150th Mako Robotic case performed by Timothy W Gibson, MD, of Huntington Beach Orthopedics, Duke Hasson, MD of Restore Orthopedics And Spine Center, and Warren G Kramer III, MD of Kramer Orthopedics.

For more information on the Mako Robotic-Arm and how it can benefit you, please contact us or contact our physicians below directly today.

Duke Hasson, MD
Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center
714-598-1745 ext 1067 or ext 1010

Warren G Kramer III, MD
Kramer Orthopedics

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