Northwell launches orthopedic robotics program on Long Island

Northwell launches orthopedic robotics program on Long Island
Northwell surgeons use the MAKO robot during joint replacement surgery. (Photo courtesy of Northwell Health)

Four Northwell Health hospitals on Long Island – Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital, North Shore University Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center – are now offering patients robotic assisted technology for total joint replacement surgeries.

The MAKO device, manufactured by Stryker, is a robotic arm that is used interactively by surgeons during orthopedic joint replacement surgery.  The benefits of this type of surgery include shorter hospital stays because of faster recovery times, as well as less pain and lower risk of infection. The MAKO robot, manufactured by Stryker, can be used to perform total knee and partial knee replacements.

The seven joint arthroplasty surgeons in Northwell’s orthopedic robotic program currently using the MAKO technology are: Michael Ciminiello MD, Sreevathsa Boraiah, MD, Jonathan Danoff, MD, Vijay Rasquinha, MD, James Germano, MD, Bradley Gerber, MD and Shyam Vekaria, MD.

“The substantialexpansion of our orthopedic robotics program on Long Island gives our patients the option of minimally invasive joint replacement surgery performed by our expertly trained surgeons,” said Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, senior vice president, executive director and chair of orthopedics at Northwell Health. “This investment in innovation and quality is another example of Northwell Health leading the way as a premier destination for orthopedics.”

The MAKO robotic arm is already in use at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.

For more information about the Robotics program or Total Joint Replacement program at Northwell Health, please contact: Northwell Health Orthopaedics at 855-ORTHO-04 or visit the website at

Submitted by Northwell Health.


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