North Alabama Medical Center has added a new robot to its multi-disciplinary robotic-assisted surgery program. The robot can be used in a wide range of specialty services available at NAMC including general surgery, gynecology, urology and hernia repair. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery during which surgeons use very small surgical instruments that fit into a patient’s body through a series of tiny incisions. These instruments are mounted on three robotic arms and a fourth arm holds a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. At the console, a surgeon uses finger, eye and foot controls to manipulate the arms of the robot allowing the surgeon maximum range and precision of motion in performing an operation.
North Alabama Medical Center offers robotic-arm assisted total knee and total hip replacements with a new robot. This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy. Using a virtual 3D model, the robot allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, they physician can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan.