Kansas ASC installs robot for knee replacements: 5 key points

Overland Park (Kan.) Surgical Suites acquired robotic technology for knee replacement procedures.


Here are five things to know:

1. The ASC installed the Navio robotics-assisted knee surgery system from Smith & Nephew, which can help surgeons deliver precise anatomic alignment.

2. Scott Abraham, MD, founder of Overland Park Surgical Suites, has performed more than 100 robotic-assisted partial and total knee replacements at both the surgery center and St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

3. Dr. Abraham's patient base comes from Kansas, Missouri and Iowa to undergo knee surgery with the robotic technology, which he said in a press release is suited for active adults with knee problems.

4. The first procedures at the ASC using the robotic technology occurred in October and the first patient reported improved quality of life after returning home the same day.

"We're proud that Overland Park Surgical Suites is the first outpatient surgery center in the region to offer this state of the art Navio knee replacement procedure," Dr. Abraham said. "But we won't be the last. In fact, we think this is the future of our surgical field. It puts the power of robotics in the skilled hand of the surgeon."

5. Overland Park Surgical Suites includes seven physicians focused on orthopedics and sports medicine. The center is an affiliate of SurgCenter Development.

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