Reston, Virginia – March 8 HCA Virginia’s Reston Hospital Center is proud to be the first hospital in the region to offer Mako-Robotic-Arm Assisted technology for total knee replacement surgery. Mako Technology is the latest innovation in total hip, partial knee and now - total knee replacement surgery. The highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system aids in the accurate alignment and positioning of hip and knee implants.

The hospital first acquired the Mako Technology in 2015 for use in both partial knee and total hip replacements. Now, The Total Joint Center at Reston Hospital Center is the first in the region to offer patients the Robotic-arm assisted technology for total knee replacements.

Dr. Bradley Boyd, Orthopedic Surgeon at Reston Hospital Center, is the first in the region to use the Mako Total Knee Application to perform a total knee replacement. “The advantages of the Mako Technology allow me to combine a preoperative 3D model CT scan with intra-operative robotic templating. This enables an extremely accurate alignment of the knee components and leg length, fitting each patient’s unique anatomy,” said Dr. Boyd.

“The addition of the Mako Total Knee Application to our current system is a direct reflection of our commitment to providing the best outcomes for our patients,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center. “It is our goal to remain at the forefront of technological advances in surgery so that we can continue to give our patients and medical staff access to the latest in surgical care.”

Reston Hospital Center’s Institute for Robotic Surgery boasts the most comprehensive robotic surgery program in the Mid Atlantic. In addition to the Mako Technology, Reston Hospital Center is the only hospital in the region to use the Mazor X for spine surgery and house both a da Vinci Si and da Vinci Xi, enabling complex surgeries to be performed using a minimally invasive approach.