MHK surgeons have been performing robotic hip replacement surgery for more than 2 years.
Health insurance policies are confusing and the government is trying to make this easier for you to understand with new classification of policies as noted in this news article. https://www.theage.com.au/money/planning-and-budgeting/health-insurance-reforms-to-bring-more-clarity-to-coverage-20190226-p5108i.html.
At MHK we try to help our patients understand all of the costs involved with their care and provide informed financial consent before undertaking any treatment plan.
Robots are involved in many parts of our lives as this article outlines, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/05/could-robots-make-us-better-humans and for the last few years they have been utilised by surgeons to try and give patients better joint replacements.
The surgeons at MHK are all trained in robotic surgery. If you want to read more about it click here:
Mr van Bavel will be running the upcoming Argo Exeter Hip course in Melbourne. https://www.strykermeded.com/events/argo-exeter-hip-course/#
The Exeter hip replacement is a the most commonly used hip replacement in Australia and has almost 50 years of clinical data supporting it including many studies showing minimal failures at long term follow up.
To read more about hip replacement click here.
Mr van Bavel has been invited to attend the “MAKO masters” meeting for surgeons experienced in robotic joint replacement surgeons. Many of the world’s leading robotic surgeons will be attending for an update on clinical research and best practice of robotic joint replacement.
All of the MHK surgeons are trained in robotic joint replacement surgery.