Dr. Victor Ortiz Pairs Robotic Surgery, Direct Anterior Approach
You’ve tried everything to avoid surgery for your chronic hip pain—weight loss, exercise, orthotics, injections and more. But nothing has worked, and a visit to the operating room now seems inevitable. Your doctor is recommending traditional total hip replacement surgery. However, you’re apprehensive because you’ve read about patients who aren’t pleased with the results of this conventional method.
Consider a second opinion at Kayal Orthopaedic Center. We offer an innovative approach to total hip replacement surgery for patients from Glen Rock, NJ, and beyond that may speed your recovery and improve your outcome. Our new chief of hip service, Dr. Victor Ortiz, combines direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip replacement surgery with the Mako robotic surgical arm.
The Minimally Invasive Approach Offers Many Advantages
The direct anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery is a minimally invasive technique that accelerates rehabilitation. During the procedure, your muscles and tendons are not detached, so damage to your muscles is reduced. Other advantages of minimally invasive surgery include: smaller incisions, less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay (often performed as an outpatient procedure), speedier recuperation, minimal scarring, the potential for less blood loss, the possibility of greater return of function and, in some cases, decreased risk of hip dislocation.
Robotic Surgery Increases Potential for Benefits
Add to that the beauty of robotic surgery, which allows your surgeon to align and position your new hip more precisely. It teams human knowledge and judgment with robotic accuracy and control.
Dr. Ortiz is specially trained in minimally invasive hip preservation procedures, including hip arthroscopy and direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip replacement surgery. He and Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS, have both undergone special training to use the Mako robotic surgical arm. This state-of-the-art technology also is being used at Kayal Orthopaedic Center to perform total knee, partial knee and patellofemoral replacement surgeries. These latest replacement techniques shorten and smooth your road to recovery so you can enjoy pain relief and improved mobility more quickly.
Mako Is on the Job Long Before Your Procedure Begins
When a robot is in the operating room, you can rest assured that your surgeon is in charge of your procedure, using the robot as a guide. Mako also helps your surgeon prepare for surgery. Using CT-scan images, the Mako System’s software produces 3D images of your joint before surgery. The 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist with surgery, allowing for greater precision when removing the diseased bone. The robot also helps accurately position your implant during surgery. This improved process results in reduced trauma, less pain and quicker recoveries.
For joint replacement surgery candidates from Ridgewood, NJ, and beyond, Dr. Kayal and his elite team of award-winning surgeons are the care team you want on your side. To learn more about DAA total hip replacement combined with robotic-assisted surgery and our other innovative robotic surgeries, call us at 844.777.0910 or contact us on the web. We welcome new patients and those seeking second opinions.