• Los Robles Health System Celebrates 50th Case with Advanced Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

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    April 25, 2019
    [THOUSAND OAKS, CA, April 10, 2019] – Thousands of hip and knee replacement procedures are performed around the country to provide patients with a better lifestyle, post-surgery. Los Robles Health System has offered the Total Joint Program at Los Robles since 2012 – where patients are provided with a personalized care plan through their hip and knee replacement journeys. In November of 2018, Los Robles invested in bringing advanced robotic-arm assisted technology for joint replacement, to their operating room. With robotic arm-assisted technology, patients can be provided with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. Utilizing a virtual 3D model, surgeons can create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, that plan is validated and adjustments are made while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan. Dr. Gregory Tchejeyan, Orthopedic Surgeon at Los Robles, explained, “One of the advantages of MAKO robotic assisted joint replacement is that it provides a reproducible, minimally invasive way to more accurately and precisely reconstruct a hip or knee joint customized to the patients’ anatomy.”

    Dr. Sumit Rana, Orthopedic Surgeon at Los Robles, went on to explain the technology by stating, “While I do a knee replacement (either a total or partial) the MAKO system provides me with objective data that I never had before, right at my fingertips. With this information, I can make my surgeries even more successful.”

    Within four short months, Los Robles Health System completed their 50th case in March.
    Los Robles Health System is the first hospital in Ventura County to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements (including anterior hip replacement) with advanced robotic arm- assisted technology. Dr. Harpreet Bawa, Orthopedic Surgeon at Los Robles, explained, “I am excited to work with Los Robles to bring this cutting edge technology to the area. The robotic assistance allows a level of accuracy and precision that traditionalvmethods do not allow. This translates into real benefits for the patients in terms of better outcomes.”

    The Total Joint Program at Los Robles was created to assist patients with every step of their
    joint replacement experience. Currently The Total Joint Program at Los Robles is the only
    program in the region that is certified by The Joint Commission for hip and knee replacement.
    In addition, Healthgrades also acknowledged the Total Joint Program at Los Robles, naming it
    among one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.

    “We are proud to offer highly advanced robotic technology to the communities we serve,” said
    Natalie Mussi, Chief Executive Officer of Los Robles Health System. “The addition of robotic-arm
    assisted technology to our Orthopedic Service Line allows us to provide state-of-the-art
    technology that is close to home. Together, we are committed to providing the community with
    outstanding healthcare and are proud to offer added resources to enhance our patient’s

    About Los Robles Health System
    Los Robles Health System is a licensed 382-bed acute care facility. Fully accredited by The Joint
    Commission, Los Robles has the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Ventura County and the
    only Emergency room in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties with the coveted EDAP
    (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating. In addition, it is the only hospital
    certified by both Counties as a STEMI-designated heart attack center for rapid heart attack
    response and is a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. With over 600 physicians on its
    medical staff, representing over 50 medical and dental specialties, Los Robles is proud to be the
    community’s most trusted resource for health and a regional destination for care.
    Megan Merino, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
    (805) 370-4648