Mako SmartRobotics

Mako SmartRobotics

Barton is one of the first hospitals in the Lake Tahoe and Carson City areas to offer Mako SmartRobotics™, a robotic system that enables orthopedic surgeons to have a more predictable knee and hip joint replacement surgical experience with increased precision and accuracy, resulting in better outcomes for patients.

Mako SmartRobotics™ consists of three unique components

  • 3D CT-based planning
  • AccuStop™ haptic technology
  • insightful data analytics

In clinical studies, Mako Total Knee demonstrated the potential for patients to experience less pain, less need for opiate pain relievers, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion, and soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques. 

With the Mako system, I am able to perform less invasive surgery during a joint replacement. For some patients, this can mean less pain and shorter recovery time. The technology allows me to create a personalized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy all before entering the operating room. During surgery, I can make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic arm to execute that plan. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology to our community.
- Dr. Kyle Swanson, orthopedic surgeon for Tahoe Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Jeff Orr, MD and Kyle Swanson, MD with the Mark SmartRobotics system at Barton Memorial Hospital.Mako SmartRobotics™ Surgeons




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