Technology that benefits patients
Lake Norman Regional is proud to offer patients the latest technology and advanced treatment options. Robotic surgery provides a safe, minimally invasive approach to surgery that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures through small incisions. For patients, robotic surgery offers:
- Less pain and scarring
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery
How robotic surgery works
Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic techniques, in which small incisions are made near the surgical treatment area. From a console in the operating room, the surgeon remotely manipulates surgical instruments, which are attached to robotic arms, to perform surgery through the incisions. A powerful camera provides magnified, 3-D images to provide clear details of the surgical area. Robotic technology gives surgeons enhanced dexterity, precision and range of motion.
Partial Knee Replacement / Resurfacing
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center's surgeons can perform a minimally invasive technique to treat knee pain associated with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. During the procedure, surgeons resurface the diseased portion of the knee, sparing the healthy bone and surrounding tissue. This technique can offer patients a more natural knee motion than traditional procedures. Since healthy bone is preserved, individuals who undergo this procedure may still be a candidate for total knee replacement surgery in the future.
Total hip replacement
For those who suffer from hip pain resulting from degenerative joint disease, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center's orthopedic surgeons can use a minimally invasive robotic-assisted technique for hip replacement. During the procedure, surgeons use visual and tactile feedback and real-time data to prepare the hip socket for a more exact implant alignment, reducing complications such as excessive wear on the joint, unequal leg length, or dislocation.
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center presents seminars by local doctors at various times during the year to help you learn about the benefits of robotic surgery.