Bowling Green, KY — TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital has expanded the scope of its robot-assisted surgery program, adding a second orthopedic surgical robot to its lineup of leading-edge treatment technologies. Orthopedic surgeons will use the robot to perform total knee replacement procedures in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. TriStar Greenview is the first hospital to offer the innovative surgical technology in a five-state region that includes south central Kentucky, southwest Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. 

“Orthopedic surgery has advanced dramatically during the past decade, and robotic technology is an excellent example of a clinical breakthrough that has enhanced our ability to perform procedures like total knee replacement,” said Christopher M. Patton, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who practices at TriStar Greenview. “Our new robot ties together every phase of the surgical treatment process, from planning and performing the surgery to following up with patients after the procedure. This technology is a huge win for patients in south central Kentucky.”

The Velys Robotic-Assisted Solution for total knee replacement enhances surgical workflow and allows surgeons to fine-tune each aspect of the procedure to the patient’s anatomy. Surgeons use the system’s assessment and planning features to create a precise surgical plan that personalizes alignment and balance. During the operation, surgeons use the robot’s mapping technology to optimize implant placement, which facilitates stability and range of motion. These factors are key to providing excellent outcomes and long-lasting results. 

“This investment in technology underscores our commitment to bringing innovative healthcare solutions to the greater Bowling Green community,” said Mike Sherrod, CEO of TriStar Greenview. “This technology expands the options available to patients in our area who need total knee replacement and affords our surgeons a higher degree of personalization for each procedure.” 

TriStar Greenview’s leading-edge robotic surgical program offers minimally invasive surgical options in orthopedics, general surgery and gynecology. The hospital was also the first in the region to implement an innovative augmented reality mapping system to enhance implant placement. 

For more information or to make an appointment, please go to TriStarGreenview.com. 

About TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is a 211-bed facility serving Southern Kentucky and surrounding areas. Recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®, TriStar Greenview is a national leader in providing quality healthcare.  TriStar Greenview offers emergency care, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, and surgical services.  Home of Kentucky’s first CardioMEMS HF System, TriStar Greenview provides state-of-the-art cardiac care to patients managing heart failure. The facility is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center and a Certified Primary Stroke Center. For more information, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919. Visit us at TriStarHealth.com/Greenview and “Like” us on Facebook

About TriStar Health

TriStar Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers in the region, comprised of eleven hospitals, 21 imaging centers, 110 physician offices, five freestanding ERs, seven outpatient surgery centers, 18 CareNow® Urgent Care centers and ten medical parks. TriStar Health utilizes advances in clinical technology and innovative procedures while delivering high-quality care. The TriStar Health network had over 2.2 million encounters last year, including 377,824 ER visits, 97,583 inpatient admissions, and 7,560 babies delivered and provides $132 million annually in uncompensated care. The network is supported by over 1,400 physicians and 10,000 employees – including more than 4,000 nurses – who, above all else, are committed to the care and improvement of human life. TriStar Health is an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Learn more at TriStarHealth.com.