From knee ligament repair to kidney removal, our surgeons use the power of robotics to fast-track your road to recovery. We’re fluent in the latest robotic-assisted surgery technology, like Mako SmartRobotics™and the da Vinci® Surgical System.
What is robotic-assisted surgery?
People use robots to complete all types of tasks: build cars, harvest crops and even explore outer space. At Tufts Medicine, we harness the power of robotics to perform minimally invasive surgeries on even the most complex medical conditions.
With just a few small incisions, we can do everything from removing tumors to healing a hernia, all through a surgical opening that's smaller than a quarter. What does that mean for you?
- Safer, more effective procedures
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery times
Robotic-assisted surgery can be used to treat a range of conditions, including:
We’re always in pursuit of what’s next in robotic surgery, and what’s next for your health. That’s why we pride ourselves on using the latest technology as part of your treatment path.
Mako SmartRobotics™ robotic-arm assisted technology
The future of joint replacement is here. Our orthopedic surgeons are experts in the Mako SmartRobotics™ system — a surgical tool that uses a robotic arm to partially and fully replace knees and hips.
Here’s how it works:
- We take a CT scan of the affected area.
- We upload the images from the scan to the Mako system.
- The software uses the images to create a 3D model of your hip or knee, which helps guide the robotic arm with precision during the procedure.
Da Vinci® Surgical System
Together with the da Vinci® Surgical System, we’re leading a renaissance in a variety of surgeries, including:
- Anti-reflux surgery
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- Cardiac surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
- Gallbladder surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Head and neck surgery
- Hernia repair
- Kidney surgery
- Prostate surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery
While performing robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System, your doctor will make a few tiny incisions to place several ports onto the surgical area. Next, we connect 4 robotic arms to these ports, one of which has a high-definition camera. This gives us the power of maximum stability and control.