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Cayuga Health System offering robotics-assisted technology at CMC

By Eric Reinhardt


Dr. Martin Stallone (right), CEO of Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) and Cayuga Health System, and Dr. Diedre Blake, medical director and orthopedic surgeon at Cayuga Medical Center, participated in the announcement about CMC’s use of robotics-assisted technology for surgeries. (Photo provided by Cayuga Medical Center)

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) has announced the addition of a robotics-assisted surgical system to its portfolio of patient offerings.

The NAVIO surgical system provides robotics assistance to surgeons with real-time imaging, CMC said in a news release.

Smith & Nephew, a medical-technology company headquartered in the United Kingdom, developed the NAVIO System.

“Real-time imaging simplifies the surgical process for patients and enables office staff to focus on patient care by eliminating the need to spend time managing payer approvals for preoperative imaging,” Dr. Martin Stallone, CEO of Cayuga Medical Center and Cayuga Health System, said in the release. “In addition, NAVIO can be easily moved from operating room to operating room to support the demand for efficiency needed by our expanding orthopedic programs.”

The NAVIO robotic-assisted application uses a surgeon-controlled, robotics-assisted hand piece, coupled with NAVIO specific cut guides. In addition, the “NAVIO planning software enables “precise, patient specific” implant alignment and ligament balance, without the need of a pre-operative CT scan, the release stated. Eliminating the dependency on pre-operative imaging allows the surgeon to plan for either a partial or total knee procedure at the time of surgery.

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