Memorial Health System has some of the most advanced surgical services in the region. Many of our procedures can be done via the da Vinci robotic surgical system, which allows for a minimally invasive procedure, better outcomes, and quicker recovery time, meaning you can get back to your life faster.

Our surgeons train at the top medical centers around the country, and bring their experiences and skills right here to the Mid-Ohio Valley. With the techniques our surgeons perform and the conditions they treat, you and your family will never need to leave home to get the expert surgical care you need.

Our surgeons complete thousands of surgeries each year and offer a wide range of procedures so you can stay close to home and your family while you recover.

Types of surgery we provide:

  • Bariatric
  • Cardio/Thoracic
  • Eye/Cataract
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gall Bladder
  • General Surgery
  • GERD/Reflux
  • Gynecological
  • Hand
  • Head and Neck (ENT)
  • Hernia
  • Nasal
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastics
  • Podiatry
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Urologic
  • Vasular

Preparing for Surgery

Successful procedures often start before you arrive at the hospital. To make sure everything goes according to plan, please locate your doctor’s name below and follow the instructions for your specific procedure. Keep the list of names/procedures/link as on current page.

ERAS Protocol

We want our surgical patients to have the best experience and outcomes possible. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol (ERAS) is a patient-centered, research-based approach that offers the following patient benefits:

  • Reduces surgical stress
  • Increases comfort
  • Decreases complications
  • Decreases side effects from some medications
  • Facilitates recovery/discharge

If your physician feels it is appropriate for you, you may be told to reduce fasting time; which can help with thirst, hunger and anxiety. Your physician will have other suggestions such as when to take certain medications. Be sure to clarify all guidelines with your surgeon

Procedure Preparation Instructions

Successful procedures often start before you arrive at the hospital. To make sure everything goes according to plan, please follow the below instructions based on the medications you’ve been given to prepare for surgery. Please note that instructions for patients of Drs. Agaba, Carman, Lotton, and Nguyen may differ slightly. These instructions can also be found below, under the name of your provider. If you’re unsure which instructions you should be following, please call your provider’s office for assistance.

Dr. Emmanuel Agaba, MD

Dr. Bradley Carman, DO

Dr. Emmett Lotton, MD

Dr. Tuan Nguyen, MD

VELYS Robotic Knee Surgery

Understanding Knee Replacement with the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution

A knee replacement is a procedure performed to fix damaged parts of a knee with different types of implants. Advanced technology, like robotic-assisted devices, can help a surgeon perform a precise knee replacement surgery personalized for your specific anatomy.

Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure. The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution assists your surgeon in optimizing surgical outcomes. It does this by using real time data that’s unique to you. Your surgeon utilizes the technology during your procedure to enhance the accuracy and precision of your knee replacement to help you start moving again.

How does the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution work?

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution uses a variety of advanced technologies to ensure the surgeon has the information and tools they need to perform a highly accurate and precise knee replacement. This solution is designed to:

  • Aid your surgeon by accessing state-of-the-art technology to provide insights for real-time decision making
  • Help your surgeon remove damaged bone with accuracy
  • Utilize an infrared camera and optical trackers to help your surgeon gather the necessary data about your anatomy to achieve a high level of precision

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution works exclusively with the ATTUNE® Knee System. The ATTUNE Knee System has been provided to over one million patients worldwide and is designed to deliver a greater range of motion and faster recovery, so you can get back to living the life you want to live.

What are the benefits of using robotic-assisted technology?

There are a number of potential benefits to using this technology for a knee replacement. During your procedure, the technology will gather details and data related to your knee to help find a favorable implant fit. Additionally, robotic-assisted technology may allow your surgeon to perform a knee replacement tailored to you, while providing both precision and accuracy during your procedure. Robotic-assisted technology may deliver:

  • A greater range of motion (how well you can bend and flex your knee after surgery)
  • Less pain compared to traditional methods
  • Faster recovery times (reduced length of hospital stay, hospital readmissions, and health visits)

Things to Discuss with Your Surgeon before a VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution Knee Replacement

  • What type of knee replacement do you think is appropriate for my situation?
  • What are the other knee replacement techniques and technologies available? How do they compare to the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution?
  • Can knee replacement surgery help relieve my pain and stiffness?
  • What are the benefits and risks of knee replacement surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover and rehabilitate from knee replacement with the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution? And what is my role in recovery and rehabilitation?
  • If I choose to undergo technology-assisted knee replacement surgery, will I be able to resume daily activities?

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