7 ASCs, surgeons introducing robotics in 2019

A number of surgery centers and clinicians have introduced robotics in 2019.

Here are seven:

Flowood, Miss.-based Capital Ortho clinicians performed the center's first partial knee replacement using the Navio robotic system. The surgery center believes it is the first freestanding facility in Mississippi to use the Navio device for a partial knee replacement.

Surgeons with Colorado Springs (Colo.) Orthopaedic Group began using the Mako robotic arm for total knee replacement surgery. Three of the practice's 16 surgeons are trained to use the robot.

Mesquite, Texas-based NTTC Surgery Center began offering robotic total knee replacement in an effort to make surgery safer and more cost-effective.

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.

A surgeon at Newberry, S.C.-based Palmetto Bone & Joint performed the state's first outpatient robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery. Orthopedic surgeon James Loging, MD, completed the procedure using Smith & Nephew's Navio Surgical System.

Muskegon (Mich.) Surgery Center was the state's first ASC to use Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic guidance platform for spine surgery. MSC was the second surgery center in the country to introduce the Mazor X Stealth Edition.

Fayetteville-based Arkansas Oral & Facial Surgery Center became one of the world's first medical facilities to adopt a dental robot called Yomi, a $150,000 robot developed by Neocis. Only 24 other facilities in the world own Yomi.

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