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Robotic-Assisted Surgery

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.

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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
Gennaro Carpinito, MD uses the daVinci robot during an urology surgery in the operating room at Tufts Medical Center.
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Robotic-assisted surgery can be used to treat a range of conditions, including:

Athletic injuries
Atrial fibrillation
Avascular necrosis of the hip
Bladder cancer
Cervical cancer
Chest wall trauma
Chest wall tumors
Colorectal cancer
Coronary artery disease
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
Endometrial cancer
Esophageal cancer
Gynecologic cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Interstitial cystitis
Joint fractures
Knee ligament injuries (ACL, LCL, MCL and PCL)
Lung cancer
Lung masses
Mediastinal masses
Mediastinal tumors
Mitral valve regurgitation
Ovarian cysts
Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, bowel, uterus and vagina)
Perthes disease
Post-traumatic arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rotator cuff injuries
Shoulder dislocations
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Stress urinary incontinence
Tumors of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
Urological trauma


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:

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.

Gennaro Carpinito, MD performing an urology surgery.
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Urulogy Associate Mariepet	Ask, MD starting a DaVinci urology surgery in the operating room at Tufts Medical Center.
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