Robotic Surgery at Houston Physicians’ Hospital
Houston Physicians’ Hospital is committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest technology to help treat patients. Robotic surgery, also called robot-assisted surgery, is a type of surgery that utilizes new technology to allow our surgeons to perform a variety of complex procedures with a greater amount of flexibility, precision, and control than with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery uses a system that includes mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them and a camera arm. Our surgeons are able to maneuver these arms while seated at a computer console near the operating table. This computer console provides a magnified, high-definition view of the surgical site. Robotic surgery at Houston Physicians’ Hospital allows our surgeons to accurately perform delicate or complex procedures that may have been difficult with traditional surgical methods.
Types of Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform many types of surgical procedures with minimal invasiveness.
Two common procedures used with robotic surgery include:
Symptoms Robotic Surgery Can Treat
Robotic surgery can treat a wide variety of symptoms, including:
- Difficulty with mobility
- Pain in the knees or hips
- Weakness in the knees or hips
If you need surgery to treat your knees or hips, robotic surgery can decrease risks and increase recovery time.
Mako™ Robotic-Arm System
Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery technology empowers our surgeons at Houston Physicians’ Hospital to use cutting-edge technology to effectively treat patients. Those who desire a restoration of lifestyle, minimally invasive surgery, reduced pain, and rapid recovery time may benefit from the Mako procedure.
Houston Physicians’ Hospital Surgery Benefits
Mako™ Robotic-Arm System features three-dimensional pre-surgical planning. During surgery, the Mako provides surgeons with real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. This optimal placement results in more natural joint movement following the surgery.
Robotic surgery provides patients with an innovative and minimally invasive alternative to procedures associated with painful osteoarthritis. Those who experience knee pain with activity, or pain when initiating activities from a sitting position may be a good candidate for robotic surgery. Additionally, patients whose conditions could not be treated using non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication may respond positively to robotic surgery.
- Allows real-time intra-operative adjustments to allow for more correct knee kinematics and soft-tissue balance prior to resection
- Enables accurate planning of implant size, orientation, and alignment before operation
- Has been shown to provide excellent accuracy and precision with regard to planned cup position, leg length, and offset
- Results in less pain and more accurate implant placement
- Results in a 92% patient satisfaction rate compared to alternative methods
Houston Physicians’ Hospital’s Robotic Surgery
At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, our robotic surgeons are trained to effectively help patients get back to a pain-free life. Our team’s extensive knowledge and training using the state-of-the-art Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery allows patients to return to their normal lifestyle with minimal downtime. At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, we believe in staying up to date with leading medical technology in order to create a better patient experience.