Astria Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive robotic surgery program consisting of urological, gynecological, general surgery and orthopedic procedures. Robotic surgeries can offer patients less pain, smaller scars and quicker recovery times. We are proud to have some of the most advanced surgeons in the country working with us to provide state-of-the-art care for families living throughout Central Washington and beyond.
For patients, robotic surgery offers:
- Smaller incisions – provide faster healing
- Outpatient surgery– go home the same day
- Shorter hospital stay
- Minimal blood loss – less chance a blood transfusion will be needed during surgery
- Less post-surgical pain – shortens recovery time and improves pain control
- Faster healing time – you will be back to work and your normal routine faster
How Robotic Surgery Works
Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery, in which small incisions are made. From a three-dimensional console viewer in the operating room, the surgeon remotely controls the robotic surgical arms. A powerful camera provides magnified, 3-D images to provide enhanced details of the surgical area. Robotic technology gives surgeons enhanced dexterity, precision and a range of motion greater than the human wrist.
da Vinci Si Surgical System
Astria Health's surgeons are specially trained on the state-of-the-art da Vinci Si Surgical System. Our surgeons can perform a variety of robotic procedures, including:
- Bariatric surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Urological surgery
State-of-the-Art Robotic Technology for Knee Replacement
Astria Regional Medical Center's surgeons can perform MAKOplasty partial knee replacement using the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This innovative robotic surgical procedure offers a minimally invasive option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis. During the surgery, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient's healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The digital tracking system constantly monitors the patient's anatomy and allows the surgeon to make real-time adjustments to optimize implant positioning and placement.
MAKOplasty offers a number of benefits over traditional techniques, including:
- Optimal implant positioning that results in a more natural knee motion.
- Less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
- As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.