Frankfort Regional Medical Center continues its growth in its robotic surgery program with the completion of 100 robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery cases. With less patient discomfort and improved results, minimally-invasive surgery has become an increasingly popular option over traditional open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Patients typically have a shorter hospitalization period, quicker healing and return to normal activity, and reduced post-procedure pain.

“Frankfort Regional Medical Center is fortunate to offer this innovative technology to the residents in Frankfort and the Central Kentucky area,“ said Ashley Hickel, interim chief executive officer of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “We are grateful to be a part of HCA Healthcare for the investments they make to our hospital to help improve the health of communities we’re fortunate to serve.”

Alan Oster, M.D., board certified orthopedic surgeon, began performing robotic-assisted surgeries in May 2022, and the hospital celebrated the milestone on August 18, 2023. 

“It has been exciting to be part of the growing robotics program at Frankfort Regional Medical Center,” said Dr. Oster.  “I have seen such a positive effect on my patients since beginning to utilize robotic-assisted surgery, keeping them close to home for care and allowing them to get back to their everyday lives as quickly as possible.”

Surgeons utilizing robotic-assisted surgical orthopedic technology are able to make more precise incisions resulting in more efficient surgical procedures, resulting in an increased lifespan of the orthopedic implant.

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