Our surgeons are highly experienced in using advanced robotic surgery systems.
In fact, we introduced the innovative Mako and da Vinci systems to Boulder
County. We recently added the latest da Vinci Xi® 4-dimensional technology.
Foothills Hospital is the only facility in Colorado to offer the full suite
of Mako options for knee and hip surgery, including total knee replacement.
Mako surgery can reduce pain and shorten recovery time, getting you back
to the activities you love.
The Mako process starts with a CT scan of the patients' knee joint
that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of their unique anatomy. This
model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create a
personalized pre-operative plan that ensures the knee or hip implant's
ideal compatibility with each patients' specific anatomy.
At BCH, Mako technology is used for three types of surgery.
- Partial knee resurfacing
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
Physicians who perform Mako surgery:
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Thanks to its smaller incisions and greater surgical precision, da Vinci
surgery is an advanced approach to minimally invasive surgery. The da
Vinci system uses small incisions that allow the surgeon to insert miniature
instruments and a tiny high-definition, three-dimensional camera into
a patient’s body. Seated at the da Vinci console, your surgeon uses
the hand controls to guide the robotic arms that hold a full range of
surgical instruments. The da Vinci System requires that every surgical
maneuver be performed with direct control by your surgeon - the machine
cannot move on its own.
This technique offers important benefits compared to open surgery, including
significantly less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter surgery
recovery time, a faster return to normal daily activities.
da Vinci is used to treat an extensive list of gynecologic, urologic and
Robot-Assisted Procedures performed at BCH
- Cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder
- Colectomy to treat colon cancer
- Hysterectomy to remove the uterus
- Myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids
- Nephrectomy to remove the kidney
- Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
- Prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer
- Sacrocolpopexy for uterine or pelvic prolapse
Physicians who perform da Vinci surgery: