AdventHealth North Pinellas is Now Offering Highly Advanced Robotic-Arm Technology for Hip and Knee Joint Replacements

AdventHealth North Pinellas is now offering the innovative Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed, by giving surgeons the ability to plan your procedure ahead of time through a specific 3D model of your hip or knee.

Clinical studies have shown patients who had a partial knee replacement with Mako™ experienced less pain in the days and weeks following surgery than with a conventional knee replacement.

“We are excited to bring this highly advanced technology to our community,” said Dr. Michael Longley, Chief Medical Officer of AdventHealth North Pinellas. “We are committed to elevating health care in our community. Adding the Mako™ platform to our expert orthopedic service line is another example of our ability to provide exceptional, high-quality care to those who need us most.”

The Mako™ total hip and total knee procedures are minimally invasive and designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. In the U.S., total knee replacements are expected to increase 189% by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.

Patients who had a total hip replacement with Mako™ were able to preserve more bone than those who had a conventional hip replacement.

About AdventHealth North Pinellas

AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics and spine care, wound healing, sleep medicine, women’s care, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. AdventHealth North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. AdventHealth North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. For more information, visit www.AdventHealthNorthPinellas.com.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.

About MakoSmartRobotics

Founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker, orthopedic surgeon from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Strykercompany is one of the world's leading medical technology companies. Their growth is based on a diverse array of innovative products and services in orthopedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes – which have been achieved through the dedication of our more than 33,000 employees globally. 

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