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Robotics

Just as laparoscopic surgeries revolutionized surgery over 10 years ago, robotic surgery is revolutionizing surgery now. This has occurred for Lakes Regional Healthcare’s orthopedic procedures with our Mako robot and for gynecological and general surgical procedures with our da Vinci robot. We are proud to be the only hospital in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota to provide comprehensive robotic surgery.

Orthopedic Robotic Surgeries

The Mako system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that can be used for total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement surgeries. It enables accurate alignment and placement of orthopedic implants with its patient-specific visualization system and proprietary tactile robotic arm technology that is integrated with intelligent surgical instruments. It assists surgeons in pre-planning and in treating each patient uniquely and with consistently reproducible procedure. The benefits you see as a patient are:

  • Better results with precise implant placement
  • Quicker recovery
  • Minimally invasive
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less postoperative pain

Gynecological and General Surgical Robotic Surgeries

Gynecological and general surgeries are able to be done robotically with Lakes Regional Healthcare’s da Vinci robot. It allows surgeons to make just a few small incisions and perform procedures using a high level of magnification and a camera to guide tiny “robotic” arms that perform the physical aspect of the surgery. It offers several benefits:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Fewer complications
  • Quicker recovery and return to work times

For more information, talk to your healthcare provider.


PROVIDERS IN THIS SERVICE

Dr. Rierson Black Scrubs

Chris Rierson, DO

Orthopedics
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John Leupold, MD

John Leupold, MD

Orthopedics
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Jaren Ricker, MD

Jaren Ricker, MD

Surgery
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Abigail Drucker, MD, FACOG

Abigail Drucker, MD, FACOG

Gynecology
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Jason Keonin, MD, FACS

Jason Keonin, MD, FACS

Surgery
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Jeff Helmink, MD, FACS

Jeff Helmink, MD, FACS

Surgery
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Patrick Slattery, MD, FACS

Patrick Slattery, MD, FACS

Surgery
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