Louisiana hospital surpasses 1,000 robotic surgeries in under 2 years

Alan Condon -   Print  |

Covington, La.-based Avala Hospital has completed more than 1,000 robotic surgeries in less than two years, according to a July 15 news release.

Three things to know:

1. In 2018, the hospital acquired three surgical robots — two Mako systems for hip and knee replacement procedures and the ExcelsiusGPS system for spine surgery. 

2. This year, it added a third Mako robot to its collection.

3. K. Samer Shamieh, MD, serves as medical director and lead spine surgeon for Avala.

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