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Dr. Sastry to Chair Styker’s Robotic Surgery Conference

FEBRUARY 8, 2019 — Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, will Chair Stryker’s National MAKO Program on February 8 and 9. He will head the conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL as the leading surgeon there and teach MAKO courses in partial knee, total knee, and total hip surgery to other attending surgeons.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, and their MAKO system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

This is the second program Stryker has asked Sastry to Chair. He began using the MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System in 2016 and was the first surgeon in New Hampshire and Maine to perform a robotic assisted knee replacement. Sastry has been participating in their educational programs throughout the country teaching full knee, partial knee and total hip replacement on the robotic platform.

Sastry is also the premier robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgeon at Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and has said the robot allows for a level of precision that enables a quick recovery and fewer issues for the patient once fully rehabilitated.

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a leading practice on the Seacoast. They have offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and York, Maine and physicians have full medical staff privileges at both Portsmouth Regional Hospital and York Hospital.

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Dr. Sastry to Chair Styker’s Robotic Surgery Conference

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018—Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, has been asked to Chair Stryker’s National MAKO Program later this month. He will head the conference in Mahwah, NJ as the leading surgeon there and teach MAKO courses in partial knee, total knee, and total hip surgery to other attending surgeons.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, and their MAKO system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

Sastry began using the MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System in 2016 and was the first surgeon in New Hampshire and Maine to perform a robotic assisted knee replacement. Sastry has been participating in their educational programs throughout the country teaching the full knee replacement on the robotic platform. Though he has taught many courses for Stryker, this will be the first time he will chair a conference for them.

Sastry is also the premier robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgeon at Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and has said the robot allows for a level of precision that enables a quick recovery and fewer issues for the patient once fully rehabilitated.

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a leading practice on the Seacoast for orthopaedics and sports medicine. They have offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and York, Maine and physicians have full medical staff privileges at both Portsmouth Regional Hospital and York Hospital.

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Dr. Sastry Shares Expertise by Teaching Mako Total Knee Course for Other Surgeons

AUGUST 23, 2018—Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, recently taught a MAKO total knee course for Stryker in Mahwah, NJ.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Their MAKO system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants, and Sastry has been participating in their educational programs throughout the country teaching the full knee replacement on the robotic platform.

Sastry began using the MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System in 2016 and was the first surgeon in New Hampshire and Maine to perform a robotic assisted knee replacement.

“Planning is a major component,” Sastry said. “The patient has a CT scan of the knee and the MAKO system will create a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan the knee replacement.”

Following the personalized pre-operative plan, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to execute the pre-determined surgical plan and to position the implant. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint.

“Our patients get customized procedures, tailored specifically to them,” Sastry said. “Sensors are placed on the bones and signals are sent to the robot. If the surgeon strays just one millimeter from the specific measurements, the robot will stop.”

Sastry, who is the premier robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgeon of Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, said the robot “allows us creative license to reposition the implant in any direction we want to achieve consistent range of motion.”

“The new knee feels more natural,” Sastry said. “This level of precision allows for quicker recovery and the likelihood of fewer issues for the patient once fully rehabilitated.”

Sastry is certified in both partial and total robotic-assisted knee replacements.

“By using this new technology, it results in a home run every time,” Sastry said.

York Hospital Presents ‘Dinner with the Doctor’ with Dr. Sastry

April 4, 2018 – York, ME – Dr. Akhil Sastry, orthopaedic surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, will speak at Dinner with the Doctor, a lecture event hosted by York Hospital on Thursday, May 3rd at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland, Maine, beginning at 6PM.

The Seacoast’s premier expert on robotic-assisted knee replacements, Dr. Sastry will discuss innovations in knee replacement surgery, including how the use of robotics allows for greater precision and how that benefits the patient. He has been a pioneer in the field and performed the first MAKO robotic-assisted knee replacement in Maine and the Seacoast area. He was also the first to perform a direct anterior hip replacement surgery and leads training programs throughout the country for orthopaedic surgeons.

A Board-Certified physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics, Dr. Sastry specializes in joint replacement, direct anterior hip replacement, and arthroscopic and robotic surgery of the knee. He is certified in both partial and total robotic-assisted knee replacements and is renowned on the national and international level for the robotic surgical technique. He is highly distinguished among his peers, has co-authored articles in many publications and given numerous podium presentations in his field.

Dinner with the Doctor is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. To register, contact York Hospital at 207-351-2385 or email info@yorkhospital.com. Light fare and refreshments will be provided.

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a group of Board-Certified physicians who utilize the latest concepts in orthopaedics and sports medicine, coupled with preventive and surgical techniques. For more information, visit www.atlanticorthopaedics.org, or call the Portsmouth clinic at 603.431.1121.

Dr. Sastry to Speak on the Benefits of MAKO

Akhil Sastry, MD of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is this month’s speaker at Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Orthopedic Wellness Lecture, to take place on Tuesday, March 27th at the Seabrook Public Library on 25 Liberty Lane in Seabrook from 5-6PM.

Dr. Sastry is New Hampshire’s first MAKO robotic surgeon, as well as a MAKO instructor for leading orthopedic surgeons around the world. He will discuss the benefits of using this advanced technology for anatomical mapping using the MAKO Robotic Arm, which allows for surgical precision in total and partial knee as well as total hip replacements. This precise implant placement leads to faster healing and recovery time for patients.

The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. To reserve your space, call 1(888) 421-1080 or visit https://portsmouthhospital.com/calendar/?session_id=a0s39000005y5jsAAA.

On the Cutting Edge: Seacoast Surgeon Trains Others in Use of Latest Technology in Knee Replacement

PORTSMOUTH – Recent advancements in robotic technology will help patients achieve better results during total knee replacement, says a surgeon who is training his peers on new methods.

Dr. Akhil Sastry, of Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Portsmouth, was one of the first surgeons to try the Mako Total Knee with Triathlon Knee System for Stryker, one of the largest developers and manufacturers of total knee replacement systems in the world. When the company began selling their newest technology for total knee replacements last year, Sastry started teaching surgeons in the United States and around the globe how to use it.

“Now, 5,000 robotic assisted total knees have been performed by over 200 surgeons worldwide. The projected number of surgeons will be almost 1,000 by the end of next year,” Sastry said.

Sastry trained the first surgeon to use the technology in Germany, and during the last week of September, he will be traveling to India to teach surgeons there how the newest Mako robot works.

The concept of robotics being used in knee surgery has been around since 2006, but patients still have only a 75- to 80-percent satisfaction rating post-operation, Sastry said. He believes the latest technology will improve that because surgeons can take into account a knee’s complete range of motion when planning and performing their procedures.

“We can fine-tune the positioning of the implants to not only take account for the static positioning of the knee, but the dynamic position of the knee,” Sastry said. “So, it creates a perfect plan each and every time.”

Sastry performs total knee replacements at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and York Hospital in Maine.

In Laconia, surgeon Arnold Miller says he is using the newest Mako robot for total knee replacements. Miller started using robotics five years ago for partial knee replacements and hip replacements.

“I have been impressed with the results, and patients seem very happy with their outcomes,” Miller said.

Miller works at the Laconia Clinic, and performs total knee replacements at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

Dr. Jeremy Hogan also uses Mako robots during his surgeries at Lakes Region General Hospital. He works at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists in Gilford.

Hogan was first exposed to Mako robots seven years ago. He says he has been using them at the hospital for five years.

Hogan says using robots has enhanced his accuracy.

“I can measure single degrees and millimeters, which is super human, and the robot assist ensures that I carry out my patient specific plan precisely,” Hogan said. “The goal is always a ’forgotten joint’ where the patient does not notice the presence of a replacement. A patient that had a traditional total knee by me a few years ago and recently underwent a robot assisted total knee feels that the rehab process is easier this time.”

In a video created for the Mako Total Knee with Triathlon Knee System, Stryker’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lobo says the new technology is a great example of modern collaboration and innovation.

“The health care landscape is consistently evolving. Stryker is committed to partnering with our customers to bring innovative solutions for our patients,” Lobo said.

Stryker’s global headquarters are located in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Experts project that total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 2030.

 

Article seen in the New Hampshire Union Leader. 

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MAKO Event At Portsmouth Regional Hospital A Success

Portsmouth, NH – Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine recently held an event with Portsmouth Regional Hospital to showcase the MAKO Robotic-Arm for orthopaedic surgery. Lead by Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics, the evening included a live demonstration of the MAKO Robot followed by an educational session in the hospital’s classroom.

MAKO is the newest addition to robotic surgery at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and a groundbreaking technique worldwide. In his presentation, Dr. Sastry discussed the customizable procedure for knee and hip replacements, including the benefits of using MAKO. These include greater surgical precision than alternative technologies, a minimalized hospitalization period, and more rapid recovery for the patient.

The event was filmed and will soon be uploaded to the Atlantic Orthopaedics website. Approximately 60 people were in attendance, and engagement was high during the Q&A portion of the evening. Both Atlantic Orthopaedics and the hospital look forward to future events like this one to keep community members engaged with their health care.

Dr. Akhil Sastry, M.D., FAAOS is a Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained surgeon with specialties in joint replacement, direct anterior hip replacement, and arthroscopic and robotic surgery of the knee. Certified in both Partial and Total Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacements, Dr. Sastry is renowned on the national and international level for robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery and surgical technique. He is the first physician in New Hampshire to offer total knee surgery using the MAKO Robot.

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a group of Board-Certified physicians who utilize the latest concepts in orthopaedics and sports medicine, coupled with preventive and surgical techniques. For more information, visit www.atlanticorthopaedics.org, or call the Portsmouth clinic at 603.431.1121.

Total Knee Replacements with Dr. Sastry

YORK, Maine – Since January 2016, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Akhil Sastry began performing partial knee replacements using the Stryker MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System at York Hospital.

He is now using the procedure on total knee replacements, and of the 150 knees he’s operated on since last January, 20 of them have been total knee replacements.

Sastry is the first surgeon on the Seacoast to use the MAKO system for a total knee replacement. He and York Hospital are one of only 25 providers worldwide to offer this innovative knee replacement procedure.

The MAKO system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm technology that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

“Planning is a major component,” Sastry said. “The patient has a CT scan of the knee and the MAKO system will create a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan the knee replacement.”

Following the personalized pre-operative plan, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to execute the pre-determined surgical plan and to position the implant. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint.

During surgery, the surgeon guides the MAKO robotic-arm with surgical equipment based on the patient-specific plan. This allows for the removal of only the diseased bone, preserving healthy bone and soft tissue, and assists in positioning the implant based on the patient’s anatomy.

“Our patients get customized procedures, tailored specifically to them,” Sastry said. “Sensors are placed on the bones and signals are sent to the robot. If the surgeon strays just one millimeter from the specific measurements, the robot will stop.”

Sastry, who is the premier robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgeon of Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, said the robot “allows us creative license to reposition the implant in any direction we want to achieve consistent range of motion.

“The new knee feels more natural,” Sastry said. “This level of precision allows for quicker recovery and the likelihood of fewer issues for the patient once fully rehabilitated.”

Sastry is certified in both partial and total robotic-assisted knee replacements and has been selected to be one of 15 surgeons to teach this technology to other orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. Sastry will be participating in multiple educational programs throughout the country teaching the full knee replacement on the robotic platform.

“By using this new technology, it results in a home run every time,” Sastry said.

Dr. Sastry Debuts Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Replacement at York Hospital

York Hospital Expands Offering of this Innovative Technology to Become 1 of 20 Hospitals in the World Offering Personalized Knee Replacement Procedures to Our Patients.

York, ME. (January 18, 2017) – Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Akhil Sastry performed the first the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total knee replacement surgery in Maine and the entire Seacoast area. The Mako system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm technology that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System was acquired by York Hospital in early 2016 when Dr. Sastry began performing partial knee replacement surgeries. York Hospital has expanded its knee replacement capabilities and is proud to add full knee replacement procedures to its robotic assisted surgery offerings. Dr. Sastry was the first to perform both procedures in the entire state of Maine and the Seacoast area. He and York Hospital are one of only twenty providers in the world to offer this innovative knee replacement procedure. The planning is a major component; the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System will create a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan the knee replacement. During surgery, the surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm based on the patient-specific plan. This allows for the removal of only the diseased bone, preserving healthy bone and soft tissue, and assists in positioning the implant based on the patient’s anatomy.

“Our patients get customized procedures, tailored specifically to them. There is no substitute for the robotic assisted knee replacements that we are offering. This system personalizes the approach and execution of the surgery catering specifically to the individual patient’s needs.” said Dr. Sastry, premier Robotic Assisted Orthopaedic Surgeon of Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. “This level of precision allows for quicker recovery and the likelihood of fewer issues for the patient once fully rehabilitated.”

About Dr. Akhil Sastry: Dr. Sastry is renowned on the national and international level for his pioneering efforts in robotic assisted joint replacement surgery and surgical technique. He is certified in both Partial and Total Robotic Assisted Knee Replacements and has been selected to be 1 of 15 surgeons in the world to teach this technology to other orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. Dr. Sastry will be participating in multiple educational programs throughout the country teaching the full knee replacement on the robotic platform.

About York Hospital: York Hospital is now 1 of 20 hospitals in the world performing Robotic Assisted Total Knee replacement surgery. York Hospital’s surgery center mixes advanced technology with personalized care in a comfortable, and caring environment. The center is equipped with five surgical suites staffed by a dedicated and highly trained team of specialists that care for patients preoperatively, during surgery and in recovery. For more information, please visit: yorkhospital.com.

 

Dinner with the Doctor – Sept 14

York Hospital proudly presents “Dinner with the Doctor” – a lecture and dinner event on Wednesday, September 14th at the Hilton Garden Inn Waterfront in Portland, Maine.

Speaking at the dinner is Dr. Akhilesh Sastry, MD, FAAOS, premiere Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and this area’s expert on robotic assisted partial knee replacements.

Dr. Sastry will discuss innovations in knee replacement surgery, including how the use of robotics allows for greater precision and how that benefits the patient. He has been a pioneer in the field and a great advocate for patient access to this advancement in joint replacement technology. He performed the first robotic assisted knee replacement in Maine and in the Seacoast area. He was also the first to perform a direct anterior hip replacement surgery and leads training programs throughout the country. He is highly distinguished among his peers, has co-authored articles in many publications and given numerous podium presentations.

The event is free; however, reservations are required. Please call York Hospital at (207) 351-2385 or e-mail info@yorkhospital.com to register.