Robotic Joint Replacement Specialist

Anthony S. Melillo, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Anthony S. Melillo, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Houston, TX

Clinical studies show that robotic joint replacement offers accurate placement, reduced blood loss, and natural-feeling results. At Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, experienced orthopaedic surgeon Anthony S. Melillo, MD, offers total hip, total knee and partial knee robotic joint replacements using the state-of-the-art Stryker Mako system. He’s one of just one of a select few orthopedic joint surgeons who have the highly specialized experience required for this state-of-the-art surgery. Robotic surgery offers the best results with the shortest path to recovery, so learn more by calling the Houston, Texas, office or scheduling online now.

Robotic Joint Replacement Q & A

What is robotic joint replacement?

Robotic surgery is an innovative form of less invasive surgery to replace a damaged, diseased, or painful hip or knee joint with plastic and metal components. 

Dr. Melillo uses the next-generation Stryker Mako system for highly precise procedures tailored for your own individual joint anatomy. 

How does robotic joint replacement work? 

Because achieving ideal alignment and position is one of the most significant challenges in hip and knee replacements, the Stryker Mako system incorporates a CT scan into the robotic joint replacement planning process. 

The CT scan is a 3D image of your individual joint anatomy. Dr. Melillo uses the CT scan to preplan your joint procedure. Then, during the surgery, the Mako system helps guide new joint placement in the exact area that suits your anatomy the best. 

The state-of-the-art system helps Dr. Melillo operate in the ideal area. He expertly guides the robotic arm to remove your damaged hip or knee joint and then replace it with high-quality prosthetics. 

The Mako technology allows Dr. Melillo to make only the most precise incisions so he can preserve the maximum amount of healthy tissue and bone. 

What are the advantages of robotic joint replacement surgery?

Robotic joint replacement has many advantages as compared to traditional open surgery, including: 

  • Faster recovery time
  • More natural joint motion post-surgery
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less damage to ligaments and other support tissues
  • Less bone loss
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Smaller scar
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less time in the hospital 

If you need joint replacement, robotic surgery is without a doubt the most advanced option with the best outcomes. 

Am I a good candidate for robotic hip or knee surgery? 

Dr. Melillo assesses your candidacy during a consultation at Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. This type of surgery is best suited for patients with degenerative joint disease, which occurs in many forms, including osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Robotic hip or knee replacement could be right for you if you have serious arthritis pain that doesn’t respond to conservative measures like physical therapy, medication, and joint injections. 

Interested in robotic joint replacement surgery? Find out whether it’s the right choice for you by scheduling a consultation online or calling Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine now.