Dr. Sastry Teaches 4th Training Program at Stryker Center

Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, recently taught the anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty from Friday, July 14th to Saturday July 15th. The surgical training program took place at the Stryker Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, offering products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine. The Direct Anterior Approach to the Hip Surgical Training Program is a national course for surgeons across the country, with a focus on surgical skills training using various industry practices.

Dr. Sastry is one of the few surgeons in New England who specializes in Direct Anterior Hip Replacement surgery, which uses a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing approach. This was Dr. Sastry’s fourth time teaching this course. He has given numerous presentations throughout the country as an ongoing effort to educate other physicians, and has also created a website dedicated to his study at seacoastanteriorhip.com. Dr. Sastry received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine.

Dr. Sastry Teaches 3rd Training Program at Stryker Center

Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, taught the anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty in Tampa, Florida this past weekend. The surgical training program took place from Friday, April 15th through Saturday, April16th at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in Tampa, Florida.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, offering products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine. The Direct Anterior Approach to the Hip Surgical Training Program is a national course for surgeons across the country, with a focus on surgical skills training using various industry practices.

Dr. Sastry is one of the few surgeons in New England who specializes in Direct Anterior Hip Replacement surgery, which uses a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing approach. This was Dr. Sastry’s third time teaching this course. He has given numerous presentations throughout the country as an ongoing effort to educate other physicians, and has also created a website dedicated to his study at seacoastanteriorhip.com. Dr. Sastry received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine.

York Hospital Becomes First Hospital in Maine to Offer Robot-Assisted Knee Replacement

YORK — York Hospital and Dr. Akhil Sastry announced recently that they are now offering robot-assisted partial knee replacement: a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.

This provides a less invasive option than traditional knee surgery and is performed using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. York Hospital and Sastry are the first to acquire and practice this technology in Maine and New Hampshire.

Using robot-assisted surgery for partial knee procedures, Sastry and the York Hospital Surgery Center offer the potential for the following benefits, as compared with total knee surgery: reduced pain, minimal hospitalization, faster recovery, less implant wear and loosening, less scarring, better motion and a more natural feeling knee.

“Robotic-assisted knee surgery allows us to treat patients with knee osteoarthritis with greater precision than ever possible,” Sastry said in a press release. “Because it is less invasive and preserves more of the patient’s natural knee anatomy, the goal for patients is not only to have relief from their pain but also to gain back knee motion, and return to their daily activities at an earlier interval.”

The robotic system enables the surgeon to complete a customized, patient-specific pre-surgical plan that details the technique for implant positioning using a CT scan of the patient’s knee. During the procedure, the system creates a three-dimensional, virtual view and correlates the image to the pre-programmed surgical plan.

As the surgeon uses the robotic arm, its tactile, auditory and visual feedback isolates the diseased areas, providing real-time adjustments and optimal implant positioning for each individual patient.

“Precision is key in planning and performing partial knee surgeries,” said Sastry. “For a good outcome you need to align and position the implants just right. Precision in surgery, and in the pre-operative planning process, is what York Hospital’s new robotic system can deliver, for each individual patient.”

For more information about York Hospital’s Surgery Center or robotassisted partial knee replacement, contact Jody Merrill at jmerrill@yorkhospital.com or 351-3958.

Dr. Sastry Teaches Training Program at Stryker Center

Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, has been invited to teach the anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty at the Homer Stryker Center in New Jersey. The surgical training program will take place from Thursday, September 17th to Friday the 18th at 325 Corporate Drive in Mahwah, NJ.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, offering products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine. The Direct Anterior Approach to the Hip Surgical Training Program is a national course for surgeons across the country, with a focus on surgical skills training using various industry practices.

Dr. Sastry is one of the few surgeons in New England who specializes in Direct Anterior Hip Replacement surgery, which uses a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing approach. He has given numerous presentations throughout the country as an ongoing effort to educate other physicians, and has also created a website dedicated to his study at seacoastanteriorhip.com. Dr. Sastry received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine.

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.