Surgical robot lands in Woking

Pictured at the installation of the Mako robot at Nuffield’s Woking Hospital are (L-R) deputy theatre manager Kat Truswell; scrub nurses Hazel Sigua and Janine Gibbs; Jason Eddy of manufacturer Stryker; and Keith Mawer, theatre manager

Mr Dean Michael

Consultant surgeons at Nuffield Health Woking Hospital are pleased to be using a Mako robot to carry out more precise knee and hip replacements.

Mr Dean Michael, consultant hip and knee surgeon at the Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic – who practices at Nuffield – said it improved the accuracy of hip and knee replacement component positioning and potentially reduce surgical soft tissue trauma. 

‘It’s hoped that this may lead to optimised recovery and shorter length of stay for patients, as well as improving the long-term survival of these joint replacements.’

Mr Constant Busch

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Constant Busch added: ‘Any experienced surgeon will be able to make accurate bony cuts, but evidence shows that the Mako® robot will increase the accuracy even further.’