Dr. David Howe performs the first robotic-arm-assisted total knee replacement in an ASC in western North Carolina.
In February 2021, Dr. Howe utilized the Stryker Mako Robotic Arm to perform the knee arthroplasty—the first at Kimel Park Surgery Center (KPSC). KPSC is one of the first freestanding surgery centers in North Carolina to use robotics technology for total replacement.
The advancement of robotic surgery to ASCs represents a major shift for residents of the Winston-Salem area by now offering the advanced precision surgical technology in a more convenient, lower cost environment.
KPSC opened in early February, 2021. A partnership between OrthoCarolina, Carolinas Pain Institute, Hawthorne Eye Associates, and Compass Surgical Partners, KPSC is the first independent, multi-specialty surgery center in Forsyth County.