TAMPA – (July 31, 2019) – Memorial Hospital of Tampa recently held a “Meet the Mako” event to introduce the latest addition to their Robotic Institute. Members of the Stryker Corporation, manufacturers of the Mako, were at the hospital offering hands-on demonstrations of the robotic equipment to staff and the public.
In November 2018, Memorial Hospital of Tampa acquired the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System. Scott Goldsmith, MD, performed the first procedure. The Mako provides accuracy and precision for hip and knee replacement, creating a better surgical experience for patients and physicians. This technique is minimally invasive and can reduce pain, shorten recovery, and produce better recovery for patients compared to traditional hip and knee replacements.
About Memorial Hospital of Tampa
Located in the heart of South Tampa, Memorial Hospital of Tampa is the only South Tampa hospital to earn the Leapfrog Group’s highest Patient Safety Score of ‘A’, recognizing the success of their efforts in patient safety. The hospital has been laser focused on providing the highest quality, advanced care to the community since they were acquired by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and recently acquired a second campus in Town-n-Country. Memorial Hospital is a full-service, 384-bed, 24-hour Emergency Care facility staffed by over 400 physicians and providing state-of-the-art capabilities and best-in-class destination services designed to meet the unique needs of our community. These include minimally invasive Robotic Surgery Systems, Bariatric (weight loss) and Pelvic Floor Surgery, Orthopedic and Spine Care, Hyperbaric Wound Care, and Advanced Cardiac Imaging. At the Tampa Community Hospital site, services include a 24/7 full-service ER, Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health and The Oasis, an inpatient substance abuse program. For more information, visit our website at www.MemorialHospitalTampa.com or Like Us on Facebook.