UnityPoint Health® - Trinity is First Quad Cities Hospital with Robotic Orthopedic Surgery Capabilities
UnityPoint Health® – Trinity is proud to be the first hospital system in the Quad Cities region to offer robotic orthopedic surgery through the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System. The new Mako system at Trinity Bettendorf will assist expert surgeons in performing partial and total joint replacement surgeries with increased precision and accuracy. Robert Cagle, MD also joins UnityPoint Health – Trinity as Medical Director of Robotic Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Cagle’s expertise in Mako SmartRobotics™ and orthopedic surgery will bring a new level of care to people in our community wanting less pain and a faster recovery.
“We are proud to be the first hospital in the area to introduce this highly advanced robotic technology,” said Robert J. Erickson, UnityPoint Health – Trinity president and chief executive officer. “Our goal is best outcome for every patient, every time – and the additions of the Mako system and an experienced surgeon who has performed more than 300 robotic surgeries as our medical director creates a best-in-class robotic surgery program to ensure quality care for our patients from surgery through recovery.”
This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed, by helping surgeons know more and cut less. Mako SmartRobotics™ combines three key components, 3D CT-based planning, AccuStopTM haptic technology and insightful data analytics, into one platform that has shown better outcomes for total knee, total hip and partial knee patients. In clinical studies, Mako demonstrated the potential for patients to experience less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion and greater soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques.
Dr. Cagle is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an expert in Mako technology, having performed hundreds of robotic procedures. He brings to Trinity advanced training in orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, and hip preservation. Dr. Cagle graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and previously served as Clinical Instructor of Surgery in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
For more information on joint replacements and orthopedic surgery, visit unitypoint.org.