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Robotic support can help your surgeon be even more accurate

A robotic surgery system can enhance your surgeon’s skillset by giving them increased precision and steadiness.

Makoplasty robotic-arm assisted technology

The Makoplasty surgical system can be used for orthopedic procedures such as partial and total joint replacements. When using this technology, your care team has access to several advanced tools that can improve your surgical experience, including 3D modeling and a guided robotic arm.

If you qualify for a robotic-assisted joint replacement, your care team will use the Makoplasty surgical system to create a 3D computerized model of your joint. Your surgeon will use this model as a guide during your operation to know exactly where to remove bone and place an implant in your joint. During the procedure, your surgeon will direct the system’s robotic arm, which is designed to have the natural movement of a hand with a robotic level of precision.

Da Vinci surgical system

At Novant Health, we use the da Vinci Surgical System®, a state-of-the-art surgical platform with high-definition, 3D vision and precision surgical tools. Depending on certain patient criteria, the da Vinci system can be used for a variety of surgeries, including:

  • Bariatric
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gallbladder
  • Gynecological
  • Lung
  • Prostate

Compared with conventional surgery for prostate gland removal, for example, robotic surgery can result in less time on a urinary catheter, decreased blood loss, better continence and a quicker return to erectile function. In gynecological surgeries, robotic-assisted procedures generally result in less pain and blood loss, less risk of infection and faster recovery.

Talk to your Novant Health specialist about whether you are a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery.