June 07, 2018
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is excited to announce its new Mako advanced robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement program. This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to increase accuracy. The first procedure was performed at the hospital by Roger A. Fontes, MD.
“We are proud to offer this highly advanced robotic procedure in our region,” said Adam Rudd, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. “This technology further demonstrates our commitment to provide our patients with outstanding healthcare while growing our orthopedic services.”
This minimally invasive procedure is available for those suffering with debilitating pain of the knee or hip. Our specialty trained, orthopedic surgeons can treat patient-specific knee or/and hip conditions with the most advanced technology designed to improve patient outcomes.
Through a CT scan of the diseased joint, the system creates a 3D modeling of the patient’s bone anatomy. This allows surgeons to create a personalized surgical plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy. By selectively targeting only the part of the bone damaged by degeneration, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion, while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the joint.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center holds advanced certification for total hip and knee replacements and hip fracture by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading organization on accreditation. As leader in orthopedic services, Southern Hills performed 454 joint procedures in 2017 for hip and knee.
About Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
Two-time Best Hospital winner Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services with two ER locations, a behavioral health program, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging, oncology and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.
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