A state-by-state breakdown of centers adding robots in 2020

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Ohio had the most centers that adopted surgical robots for spine and orthopedic procedures in 2020, with seven hospitals and health systems adding technology.

Here's a state-by-state breakdown of centers that debuted or added spine and orthopedic robots in 2020:

Note: This is not an exhaustive list.

Arizona (2)
Carondelet Neurological Institute in Tucson, Ariz., acquired a robot for complex spinal fusion surgeries, according to a Jan. 7 report.

Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, Ariz., installed Stryker's Mako robot, according to a Sept. 3 report.

Arkansas (2)
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock was reportedly the first hospital in the state to purchase an ExcelsiusGPS robotic system for spine surgery, according to a Feb. 18 report.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital in Little Rock purchased a Rosa Knee system, according to an Aug. 4 report.

California (4)
San Ramon (Calif.) Regional Medical Center purchased an ExcelsiusGPS robot to boost its robotic team and assist spine surgeons, according to a Jan. 2 report.

MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach (Calif.) was reportedly the first pediatric hospital in the state to acquire the ExcelsiusGPS robotic system for spine surgery, according to an Aug. 27 report.

Jaime Hernandez, MD, reportedly performed the first total knee replacement with Smith+Nephew's Cori surgical system at Los Angeles-based Southern California Orthopedic Institute, according to a Sept. 9 report.

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health added Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Knee system, according to a Nov. 17 press release.

Connecticut (2)
Hartford (Conn.) Hospital's Hanbing Zhou, MD, recently performed the facility's first robotic-assisted sacroiliac joint fusion, according to a Sept. 16 report.

St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., installed the Navio Surgical system for partial and total knee replacements, according to an Oct. 19 report.

District of Columbia (2)
MedStar Washington Hospital Center was the first hospital in the country to use the Cirq arm, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., began using it in September.

Georgia (4)
Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga., installed the Rosa Knee robotic system, according to a June 19 report.

Dalton, Ga.-based Hamilton Medical Center acquired Stryker's Mako system.

Rome, Ga.-based Floyd Medical Center performed its first robot-assisted surgery, according to a Nov. 5 press release.

Newnan-based Georgia Bone and Joint implemented Stryker's Mako SmartRobotics in November.

Idaho (4)
Rupert, Idaho-based Minidoka Memorial Hospital installed Stryker's Mako robot, according to a Jan. 21 report.

West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho, was reportedly the first hospital in the state to provide robotic spine surgery, according to a March 12 report.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based Inland Northwest Spine & Neurosurgery acquired the Modus V digital microscope for spine surgery, according to a July 2 report.

Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, implemented three robotic technologies to bolster its spine surgical care in November. The hospital also added the ExcelsiusGPS Interbody Solutions platform in October.

Illinois (1)
Kankakee, Ill.-based Riverside Healthcare was reportedly the first hospital in the Midwest to use the Cirq robot for minimally invasive spine surgery, according to a Nov. 28 report.

Kansas (1)
Camden Whitaker, MD, began using Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic technology at Wichita, Kan.-based Wesley Medical Center, according to a September announcement.

Kentucky (1)
Bowling Green, Ky.-based Med Center Health believes it was the first in the state to install the ExcelsiusGPS Spinal Robot, according to an Oct. 26 report.

Louisiana (6)
Iberia Medical Center in New Iberia, La., installed the Mako robotic system, according to a Jan. 30 report.

Lafayette (La.) Surgical Specialty Hospital launched a robotics-assisted joint replacement program using Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Knee, according to a March 4 report.

Winnsboro, La.-based Franklin Medical Center planned to purchase a Mako robot for orthopedic procedures, according to a March 5 report. It was introduced in June.

Alexandria-based Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital was reportedly the first hospital in central Louisiana to add robotic-assisted total knee replacements, according to a June 26 report.

West Monroe, La.-based Glenwood Regional Medical Center purchased an ExcelsiusGPS, according to a Sept. 23 report.

Shreveport, La.-based Willis-Knighton Health System was among the first in the state to implement the Rosa Knee, according to a Nov. 12 report.

Minnesota (1)
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn., installed a Mako robot for hip and knee replacements July 30.

Missouri (1)
Bolivar, Mo.-based Citizens Memorial Hospital was among the first hospitals in southwest Missouri to install the Mako robot, according to a July 6 report.

Montana (1)
Whitefish, Mont.-based North Valley Hospital installed Stryker's Mako robot, according to a March 16 report.

New Jersey (1)
Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center was the first medical center in the U.S. to use Think Surgical's TSolution One Total Knee Application during a Feb. 10 procedure.

New York (4)
Rochester Regional Health's United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, N.Y., acquired the Rosa Knee system, and the first procedure with it was completed in July.

Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital installed Mako robotic arms to supplement their joint replacement services, according to an Aug. 10 report.

Oswego (N.Y.) Health added the Navio Surgical System to its Center for Orthopedic Care surgery center this year to perform robotically assisted knee arthroplasty, according to an Oct. 8 report.

North Carolina (2)
Jacksonville, N.C.-based Onslow Memorial Hospital added spinal surgery with the Mazor X Stealth Edition, according to a Feb. 13 report.

Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, N.C., added an ExcelsiusGPS robot to its spine program, according to an Oct. 22 report.

North Dakota (1)
CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, N.D., implemented the Rosa Knee robotic system, according to a Jul. 27 report.

Ohio (7)
Youngstown, Ohio-based The Orthopaedic Surgery Center installed Stryker's Mako system, according to a Feb. 6 report.

Warren, Ohio-based Trumbull Regional Medical Center acquired Mako surgical robots, according to a March 9 report.

Mark Gittins, DO, completed four knee replacements with Smith+Nephew's Cori Surgical System at New Albany (Ohio) Surgical Center on July 16.

Hillsboro, Ohio-based Highland District Hospital acquired Smith+Nephew's Cori Surgical System, according to an Aug. 13 report.

Lima (Ohio) Memorial Health System added two Medtronic robots for spine and brain surgeries in August.

Neurosurgeon Michael Kachmann, MD, was reportedly the first physician to perform a robotic-assisted spinal fusion with the Mazor X Stealth Edition at Cincinnati-based Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, according to an Oct. 2 report.

Medtronic selected University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center as the second site east of the Mississippi River for the Stealth Autoguide robotic guidance platform, according to a Nov. 11 press release.

Oklahoma (1)
Oklahoma City-based OU Medical Center added robotic-assisted spine surgery, according to a Feb. 26 report.

Oregon (1)
Bend, Ore.-based Cascade Surgicenter was reportedly the first ASC in Central Oregon to provide total hip and total knee replacements with Stryker's Mako robot, according to a Jul. 29 report.

Pennsylvania (2)
DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare installed Stryker's Mako robots at two locations in its system, according to a Sept. 25 report.

Rhode Island (1)
Warwick, R.I.-based Kent Hospital started using the Mako robot in total joint procedures in November.

South Dakota (1)
Rapid City, S.D.-based Monument Health installed the Rosa Knee, according to a Feb. 18 report.

Tennessee (3)
Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health invested several million dollars to equip two of its hospitals with spine surgery robots, according to a Jan. 17 report.

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute added Stryker's Mako robot and Smith+Nephew's Navio system in August.

Texas (4)
Midland (Texas) Health added a Mazor X Stealth robotic navigation system along with two DaVinci robots, according to a Feb. 12 report.

Houston-based INOV8 Surgical was reportedly the first facility in Texas to acquire a TSolution One robotic system, according to a Feb. 13 report.

Edinburg, Texas-based Cornerstone Regional Hospital was reportedly one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to acquire the TSolution One Total Knee Application, according to an Aug. 25 news release.

Medical City Fort Worth (Texas) added robotic spine surgery in October.

Utah (1)
St. George (Utah) Surgical Center was reportedly the first ASC in the state to use the Navio robotic-assisted surgical system for knee replacements, according to a Jan. 30 report.

Virginia (2)
Manassas, Va.-based Novant Health UVA Prince William Medical Center installed Stryker's Mako System, according to a Feb. 11 report.

Sovah Health-Martinsville (Va.) added robotic-assisted technology for orthopedic procedures, according to a March 10 report.

Washington state (3)
Olympia, Wash.-based Capital Medical Center installed the Mako robotic system, according to a Feb. 25 report.

Kenneth Nwosu, MD, performed the first spine surgery in King County, Wash., to use the new ExcelsiusGPS at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way on Jan. 6.

Olympia (Wash.) Orthopaedic Associates installed Stryker's Mako robot in March.

West Virginia (1)
Ranson, W.Va.-based West Virginia University Medicine Jefferson Medical Center added the Rosa Knee System, according to a Jan. 31 report. It also added the Medtech Rosa Surgical Robot, according to a Jan. 30 report.

Wisconsin (1)
Neenah, Wis.-based Neuroscience Group performed its first robotic spine surgery with Medtronic's Mazor X system in May.

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