Lee Health’s Innovative Robotics Program Grows with the Addition of Orthopedic Robots
From Dr. Jonathan Velez, Chief Physician & Operations Executive at Gulf Coast Medical Center and Leader of Lee Health’s Robotics Program
Over the past two years, Lee Health has been transforming its robotics program.
Our healthcare system has more than tripled its number of daVinci robots, has added a specialty neurosurgery robot, and now, we’re proud to announce the addition of two robots for orthopedic procedures.
The Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Hip and Knee System – located at both Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital – is a robotically-assisted surgical system designed to help perform total knee and hip replacement surgery. It includes features to assist with bone resections and assessing the state of soft tissues in order to facilitate implant positioning intraoperatively.
The ROSA robot system enables surgeons to use computer and software technology to control and move surgical instruments, allowing for greater precision and flexibility during procedures. The procedure is performed entirely by a surgeon who controls the system.
Because the procedure is minimally-invasive, patients generally experience less pain after surgery, have a quicker recovery and shorter length of stay in the hospital, and need less medication.
The results and feedback we’ve gotten from our patients have been nothing short of amazing. They are telling us that their recovery has been much easier and faster than they expected.
The addition of the two ROSA orthopedic robots compliments Lee Health’s robust robotics program, which is comprised of the ExcelsiusGPS®, a first of its kind robotic surgery in Southwest Florida for minimally-invasive spine and brain procedures, and seven da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems, which are designed to help surgeons perform minimally-invasive surgeries, such as colorectal surgeries and unique surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, ear nose and throat and general surgery.
Robotic-assisted surgery is a huge benefit to our patients, and by continuing to bolster our program at Lee Health, fewer patients have had to leave the region to get this type of surgery.
The addition of these value-enhancing services is made possible through donations from our community to the Lee Health Foundation, which works to bring novel and enhanced medical options to Southwest Florida, with the intention of improving care to and outcomes for our patients.
To learn more about Lee Health’s robotics program, visit www.leehealth.org.