SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Eight months ago, surgeons at LewisGale Medical Center welcomed a new partner to their team… a robot!

With the help of robotic-arm-assisted technology, LewisGale doctors have completed one hundred joint replacement surgeries and continue to be the only hospital in the area offering procedures that use 3D CT-based planning software.

“Our robotic-arm-assisted technology is a game changer and has exceeded my expectation for patients after knee and hip replacements. Following surgery, most patients have reported significantly less pain and have earlier motion and returned back to an active lifestyle faster than more traditional surgery,” said Phillip Patterson, MD and board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon with LewisGale Physicians.

This technology allows surgeons to learn more about patients’ individual anatomy which helps them create extremely personalized surgical plans, increasing the quality of care for their patients.

Patients considering joint replacement can contact 540-772-3530 for more information.