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Floyd Medical Center Reaches Another Technological Milestone

12.09.2021

Hospital Records Its First Robot-Assisted Knee Replacement

Floyd Medical Center recorded its first robot-assisted knee replacement surgery on Wednesday, continuing Atrium Health Floyd's success in bringing important technology to the communities it serves.

The DePuy Synthes VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution, used for total knee replacement surgery, and the addition of a second da Vinci Xi Surgical System are part of a $3.9 million project to enhance the ability to perform minimally invasive procedures with more precision.

Floyd Medical Center installed its first da Vinci robotic surgical system in 2020. That system is optimized for a full range of surgical services, including bariatric, gynecological, urological and thoracic surgeries.

The VELYS technology assists the surgeon in ensuring the knee implant fits perfectly to give patients the best overall experience.

“The system improves patient outcomes and makes the surgical process more efficient," said Gia Pyles, MSN, RN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services at Floyd Medical Center. “We were the first in our market to offer both robot-assisted surgeries."

Atrium Health Floyd is also in the process of upgrading its electronic medical records system as well as completing a helipad at Floyd Medical Center, which will lessen the time it takes for a trauma patient to receive lifesaving treatment.

​“These technological advancements are certain to improve the quality of care we provide our community as well as make patient access more convenient," said Kurt Stuenkel, President and CEO of Atrium Health Floyd.

About Atrium Health Floyd
Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation's leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. At the hub of these services is Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,400 employees who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Floyd Behavioral Health Center, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.