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Robotic Surgery Specialist

ARC Orthopedic Group

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in West Hills, CA

Orthopedic surgeons continuously seek ways to increase their accuracy and precision during surgery. Now they can perform more complex procedures with greater control and superior outcomes thanks to robotic surgery. Board-certified Umesh Bhagia, MD, at ARC Orthopedic Group, is a leading expert in using today’s most advanced robotic techniques: VELYS™ Digital Surgery, VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution, and VELYS™ Hip Navigation. To learn more about robotic surgery or to find out if you’re a good candidate for these minimally invasive procedures, call the office in West Hills or Thousand Oaks, California, or book an appointment online today.

Robotic Surgery Q&A

What is robotic surgery?

When performing robotic surgery, your surgeon uses a digital guidance system and/or robotic arm. When using a robotic arm, they control the arm, using it as an extension of their hand. 

Robotic-assisted surgery combines your surgeon’s skill and experience with the exceptional precision and control that robotic systems provide.

Is robotic surgery a minimally invasive procedure?

Yes, robotic-assisted surgery uses minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive surgery means your provider makes a much smaller incision compared to open surgery. The technique preserves muscle, nerves, and blood vessels, as your surgeon can avoid cutting through those vital structures.

Since minimally invasive surgery causes significantly less trauma to the tissues, you gain benefits such as:

  • Less bleeding
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Less post-op pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker rehabilitation
  • Minimal scarring

In most cases, you can have minimally invasive surgery as an outpatient procedure. And if you need to stay in the hospital, it’s only for a few days.

What conditions does robotic surgery treat?

ARC Orthopedic Group uses robotic-assisted surgery to perform total and partial knee replacements, as well as hip and shoulder joint replacements.

In most cases, people who need a joint replacement have advanced arthritis that has caused severe joint damage. You might also need a total joint replacement if you suffer a serious fracture or have avascular necrosis, a condition that causes bone death due to the loss of the bone’s blood supply.

What happens during robotic surgery?

Joint replacement surgery follows the same basic process with or without robotic assistance. Your surgeon removes all the damaged tissues, reshapes and prepares the bones, and then implants metal and plastic components that replace the joint.

The most successful and natural-feeling joint replacements perfectly fit the shape of your joint. Additionally, the prosthetic components must be carefully positioned to ensure your new joint moves properly and restores natural balance.

ARC Orthopedic Group achieves these surgical goals using the technology available through VELYS™ products.

VELYS Digital Surgery captures detailed information about knee and shoulder joints, which your surgeon uses to plan and perform knee and shoulder replacement surgery.

VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution is a robotic arm your surgeon controls to perform knee replacement. VELYS Hip Navigation supports precise hip replacement surgery with real-time images of the joint during surgery.

To learn more about robotic surgery and how it can help you overcome joint pain, call ARC Orthopedic Group, or schedule an appointment online today.