Robotic surgery for joint replacements now available at Jersey City Medical Center


Robotic surgery for hip and knee joint replacements are now available at the Jersey City Medical Center by utilizing Mako Robotics technology.

Photo courtesy of the Jersey City Medical Center.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The introduction of the Mako robotic arm is a significant milestone in our commitment to transforming orthopedic care in the region,” JCMC President and CEO Michael Prilutsky said in a statement.

“This is another example of how we’re healing, enhancing, and investing in Hudson County.”

The first procedures were performed by Kayal Orthopedic Center’s Dr. Robert A. Kayal, Dr. Victor Ortiz, M.D., and Dr. Gerald Andah, who have pioneered these cutting-edge technologies in northern New Jersey.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Jersey City Medical Center in bringing advanced robotic surgery to the Hudson County community,” added Kayal, who is the founder and president of the center.

“Our goal is to empower patients to make informed choices about their orthopedic care, and through this partnership, we can extend our expertise to a broader population.”

The Mako robotic arm gives practitioners the ability to perform a virtual knee replacement pre-surgery, allowing precise knee positioning based on cross-sectional imaging like MRI or CT scans.

With the precision of Mako technology, patients may experience a longer-lasting knee implant, potentially eliminating the need for revisions. Mako robotic-assisted surgery often leads to less pain, reduced stiffness, minimized trauma, and faster recovery times.

To learn more about robotic surgery and orthopedics at Jersey City Medical Center for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, click here.

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