Seven ASCs getting surgical robots:
1. The Mesquite, Texas-based NTTC Surgery Center is offering robotic total knee replacement. The robot uses scans of the patient's knee to build a virtual model the surgeon can use during surgery.
2. Physicians at Alexandria, Minn.-based Heartland Orthopedic Specialists are now performing joint replacements using the Mako robotic arm. Six physicians at the practice are trained to use the technology. The Mako robot provides surgeons with preoperative plans that tailor the surgery to fit a patient's anatomy and help surgery become more precise through use of a guidance system.
3. Physicians at the Jackson-based Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center performed their first outpatient knee replacement using the ROSA surgical robot last month. Trevor Pickering, MD, performed a left total knee replacement using ROSA on May 28.
4. The Elite Surgical Center in Wayne, N.J., is now offering knee replacement surgeries using the Mako robotic surgery system.
5. DeAnza Outpatient Surgery completed its 50th advanced robotic case on Oct. 21, according to Cherie Crutcher, a marketing and communications executive at Riverside (Calif.) Community Hospital.
6. Oswego Health's Center for Orthopedic Care outpatient surgical center in Fulton, N.Y., has added robotic knee replacements to its surgical repertoire.
7. Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Aspen Surgery Center invested in the da Vinci X Surgical System, according to Devan Telken, director of business development at Surgery Partners.