The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

In 1985, the world witnessed the first ever robot-assisted surgical procedure. Today, robotic assisted surgery is the gold standard for excellent surgical care.

Portneuf Medical Center offers Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted and DaVinci Xi and Si robotic technology. With a team of highly skilled surgeons, we offer a higher level of surgical care.

There are reasons why robotics have emerged as the standard in surgical care:

  • Shorter hospitalization time
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
  • Smaller incisions (meaning less risk for infection)
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Minimal Scarring

Additionally, robotic surgery offers:

  • Greater precision and accuracy
  • Personalized surgical plans with CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy
  • Greater visualization

It is estimated that by the year 2030, total knee replacements in the United States will increase by 189%.1 Yet, studies have shown that 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.2

At Portneuf, we see this as a major opportunity to improve our patients’ surgical experience and recovery so that they can get back to doing what they love.

Our Robots


Portneuf offers top-of-the-line Mako SmartRobotics™ for total hip and knee surgery. Mako enables you to have a more predictable surgical experience when performing joint replacement surgery and has been associated with less pain and need for pain medication, reduced inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stays, and improved flexion and soft tissue protection.

DaVinci Xi

The Da Vinci Xi is one of the most advanced surgical instruments available. It offers enhanced vision, mobility setup automation and highly accurate guidance to promote OR efficiency. This robot is used for a variety of complex surgical procedures. To learn more about our comprehensive surgical expertise, including robotically assisted options, visit

General, Cardiovascular, Urological, and OB/GYN surgeons have adopted robotic surgery. All surgical decisions and options should be discussed with an experienced surgeon who can discuss the pros and cons of a specific surgical option for your unique presentation.

To learn more about surgery at Portneuf Medical Center or to speak with a robotically trained surgeon, visit 

1. AAOS. Projected volume of primary and revision total joint replacement in the U.S. 2030 to 2060. // tjr/. Accessed May 9, 2018.

2. Bourne RB, Chesworth BM, Davis AM, Mahomed NN, Charron KDJ. Patient satisfaction after total knee arthroplasty: who is satisfied and who is not? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 468(1):57-63. doi:10.1007/s11999-009-1119-9.