Robotic surgery is an advanced technique that greatly improves precision and accuracy of many procedures. Robotic-assisted surgery is not actually performed by a robot. Your surgeon is in the operating room for the entire procedure and in control the entire time. The robotic approach enhances their surgical skills so you get the very best outcome possible.
During the surgery, your surgeon commands a computer console that controls miniature instruments, mounted on robotic arms. These instruments move like the human hand, but have a greater range of motion. A 3D camera magnifies the surgical site.
The skilled team at Total Joint Specialists, formerly known as Georgia Joint Specialists, use the Mako® and VELYS™ robotic-assisted surgery systems for hip repair or replacement.
Read on to learn what advantages this state-of-the-art technique offers you as a patient and why you should feel secure in trusting Total Joint Specialists for your procedure.
1. Precise procedure
Robotic-assisted surgeries enhance our specialists’ expertise for more precise planning, tissue removal, and implant placement. This means you get the best outcome possible.
You want your surgeon to feel confident and in control. With robotic surgery, they have a clear view of the surgical site and a high level of control over the instruments. The robotic instruments perform procedures with incredible precision.
2. Short hospital stays
Robotic surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis. More than 97% of patients go home the same day as their robotic surgery.
3. Speedy recovery
The small incisions associated with robotic surgery heal quickly. Instead of taking multiple weeks or months, your surgical site heals up in just a few days or weeks. The combination of robotic precision and advanced outpatient techniques has significantly shortened the recovery time associated with a total joint replacement.
4. Fast return to normal activities
Of course, you need to respect the healing process. Both robotic assisted and standard joint replacements are recovering at an accelerated pace compared to just a few years ago. There is still some effort that needs to be put in to achieve the optimum result, for the team at Total Joint Specialists is committed to getting you back to living your best life.
5. Less pain and discomfort
You achieve a well-balanced joint with a robotic procedure, and this often means you have less pain afterwards. In turn, you’re less reliant on pain medications, which reduces the risk of dependence.
Are you a candidate?
When you visit Total Joint Specialists for a hip or knee procedure, your provider will use your X-rays, physical exam, and symptoms to determine if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery. Generally, you need to be in good health, of a healthy weight, and a nonsmoker.
About 10% of the surgeries at Total Joint Specialists are performed robotically. If you have chronic pain and dysfunction due to arthritis at the hip or knee, discuss robotic hip surgery and other surgical options with your provider. Osteoarthritis of the hip is common and affects one in four people in their lifetime.
Schedule your consultation at Total Joint Specialists today. Call or schedule online at your nearest Total Joint Specialists office. The practice, formerly known as Georgia Joint Specialists, has offices in Midtown Atlanta, Alpharetta, Braselton, Canton, Cumming, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, and Woodstock, Georgia.