Does Dr. Mast use Surgical Robots for Hip Replacement?

In this video, Dr. Mast talks about the use of surgical robots.

He’s following the evolution of the technology closely, but for now, he finds that he can perform better than the robots in terms of the final clinical result he achieves.

He did however adopt computer guidance early on to replace the old overlays. Before the availability of this technology, he would trace patients’ X-rays and overlay them to compare the hip on the surgical side to the opposite side to make sure the leg length and offset were accurate. This process is done digitally today.

Nicholas Mast MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the hip and pelvis.

Trained in pelvic and acetabular trauma and reconstruction by some of the best in the field, his treatments range from non-replacement options for the management of hip osteoarthritis to complex revision surgeries and hip preservation techniques including periacetabular osteotomy.

He is the most experienced surgeon in the region in the use of the anterior approach for hip replacement and regularly uses this minimally invasive, fast recovery anterior approach to treat a wide variety of hip conditions.