Robot-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery in Grayling and Traverse City
Don’t let your knees prevent you from enjoying all that Northern Michigan has to offer. If conservative treatment no longer provides the relief you’re looking for, your surgeon may recommend robot-assisted knee replacement surgery.
Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital and Munson Medical Center in Traverse City are now offering state-of-the-art ROSA robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery. ROSA stands for Robotic Surgical Assistant and is designed to help your specially trained knee surgeon tailor the placement of your knee implant just for you.
Robot-Assisted Orthopedic Surgeons
Michael VanWagner, DO, is performing robot-assisted orthopedic procedures for Munson Healthcare. Dr. VanWagner is a fellowship-trained surgeon who will design a personized plan that meets your specific knee or hip replacement needs.
Michael J. VanWagner, DO
“Using robot-assisted technology is a much more precise way of performing knee surgery. The robot assistant help us create and execute a custom surgical plan that’s unique to you. Bringing this technology to northern Michigan is wonderful for our community.”
Ask for Robot-Assisted Surgery at Grayling Hospital and Munson Medical Center
Robot-assisted orthopedic surgery is available when traditional joint replacement is not. If you’re not a candidate for traditional surgery due to the shape of your joint or because of a pre-existing implant or condition, ask for a robot-assisted knee surgery referral.
Contact your primary care provider to learn more or get in touch with the ROSA team:
A more precise procedure leads to more consistency among outcomes, including the potential for faster recovery and less pain. ROSA technology also eliminates the need for a CT scan, which means less radiation exposure.
Partial and Total Joint Replacements
Robot-assisted surgery is available for both partial knee replacement and total knee replacement surgeries. Hip replacement surgeries will be offered in the near future.
Comprehensive Surgical Aftercare in Grayling and Traverse City
Munson Healthcare specialists will coordinate both surgery and aftercare from one convenient place. This includes pre-surgery joint camp to help prepare you for surgery and post-surgery rehab with our Mary Free Bed experts.
Need help getting to and from appointments? Munson Healthcare nurse navigators will help get you where you need to be for a successful surgery and recovery close to home.
MyMobility with Apple Watch
Use Apple Watch technology and the MyMobility app provided at no charge to encourage the activity you need to fully recover. This technology will help monitor your progress and alert medical professionals of any accidental falls following your joint replacement surgery.