The only hospital in Albuquerque offering Stryker’s Mako Smartrobotics™
ALBUQUERQUE – April 22, 2021 – Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital are the first hospitals in Albuquerque to offer patients new orthopedic robotic technology that has shown to decrease pain post-surgery, shorten hospital stays and improve flexibly as compared to manual surgery.
The Mako SmartRobotics™ uses 3D software based on the patient’s CT scan, allowing the surgeon to create a personalized surgical plan for joint replacement. The robotic arm assists the surgeon in assisting to protect the patient’s healthy bone. This means a potentially quicker recovery and better outcome for the patient.
“We are very pleased to have the Mako SmartRobotics™ technology for total knee and hip replacements at Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital,’ said Christopher Hanosh, MD, Lovelace Medical Group orthopedic surgeon. “It will allow us to take care of our patients with a more precise tool in the operating room and allow for potentially quicker recovery and better outcomes for our patients. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line in performing total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.”
Lovelace Medical Group orthopedic surgeons are currently performing procedures using the Mako SmartRobotics™ at Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital.
“Lovelace is proud to be the first in Albuquerque to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Derrick Cuenca, Lovelace Medical Center chief executive officer. “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”
To learn more about Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital and their commitment to providing quality and compassionate care, please visit www.lovelace.com.
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
Lovelace Medical Center
Lovelace Medical Center (LMC), located in the heart of Albuquerque, is a 263 bed acute care hospital providing comprehensive care, including around-the-clock emergency care, surgical services, non-invasive robotic spine surgery, cardiology, stroke care, radiology and oncology services, including the state’s only Gamma Knife Center for non-invasive radiologic brain surgery. Lovelace Medical Center was recently named a Top Teaching Hospital in 2020 by Leapfrog Hospital Safety and received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2021, for the ninth year in a row. To learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Lovelace Medical Center, visit lovelace.com.
Lovelace Westside Hospital
For over 30 years, Lovelace Westside Hospital has been committed to offering Rio Rancho and Westside residents of Albuquerque high quality, convenient care. The 80-bed acute care facility includes a 24-hour emergency department where patients typically see a provider in 30 minutes or less. Lovelace Westside Hospital is recognized by the American Heart Association for its commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for stroke patients, and has also been consistently recognized as a “best place to work” by multiple local and national organizations. The hospital offers services tailored to everyone in the family, including surgical services, sleep studies, bariatrics and more. To learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Lovelace Westside Hospital, visit lovelace.com.