Your lifestyle and your goals are unique to you. So, when it’s time for a joint replacement, shouldn’t the surgical options be just as unique? Methodist Medical Center now offers the latest in robotic-assisted surgery for total hip and knee replacements.  This customized approach means smaller incisions – and a faster return to the activities that make you, YOU!

Precise, Minimally Invasive, Highly Effective

Robotic-assisted surgery at Methodist is an extremely precise, minimally invasive, and highly effective alternative to conventional surgeries.  There are different types of surgical robots that can be used in a wide variety of surgical procedures – everything from joint replacements to hysterectomies.

The surgical robotic system provides high-resolution 3D imaging inside the body. It also facilitates precise and smooth movements of the laparoscopic surgical instruments, controlled at all times by the surgeon’s hands.

At Methodist, under the skilled expertise of specially training surgeons, the various robotic platforms offered include:

  • general surgery (such as hernia repairs)
  • urological surgery (such as prostatectomies)
  • gynecological surgery (such as hysterectomies)
  • joint replacement (total hips and knees)
  • GI (colon surgeries)

Benefits are significant. There is less damage to surrounding healthy tissue, patients experience less pain, blood loss and complications, and the recovery time is shorter.

The Team You Trust Just Got Better

Methodist Medical Center is excited to offer the latest in robotic-assisted surgery for a variety of conditions.  This new platform allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical experience
based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy – meaning smaller incisions and a faster recovery.
However, technology, no matter how advanced, never replaces the skill and experience of your
surgical team.

The surgical robotics system is completely under the surgeon’s control and replicates the surgeon’s movements in real time. It cannot be programmed or make decisions on its own. The surgeon sits at a console and uses a thumb and forefinger to manipulate robotic arms that have specific functions. The patient lies on a regular surgical bed and is monitored by an anesthesiologist and specially trained surgical staff members who change the functions of the robotic arms by simply snapping a laser or certain type of scalpel in place.

Consult with your physician if you are interested in having robotically assisted surgery at Methodist  Medical Center.