AVALA Exceeds 1,000 Robotic Surgical Procedures in Under Two Years

July 15, 2020

Covington, Louisiana – AVALA, the only hospital in Louisiana offering robotic surgery for total hip, total knee, partial knee, and spine surgeries, announces it has completed its 1,000th robotic-assisted surgery in under two years of introducing this surgical technology to the region.

In 2018, AVALA purchased three surgical robots – two Stryker Mako robots for total hip, total knee, and partial knee procedures, and one Globus Excelsius GPS robot for spine procedures. In 2020, AVALA added a third Stryker Mako robot to its collection of innovative technology making the organization one of only twelve hospitals in the world with three Stryker Mako robots.

AVALA’s experienced orthopedic and spine surgeons have undergone specialized medical training in these robotic technologies in order to provide patients with shorter, minimally invasive procedures and faster recovery times.

Having this much experience and technology under one roof enables AVALA to provide patients with better outcomes and overall better patient experiences.

About AVALA: AVALA, a premier 21 bed hospital, provides cutting-edge medical technology and offers state-of-the-art health, physical therapy, and imaging services for patients. AVALA approaches healthcare differently. AVALA believes where there’s trust, there’s healing. AVALA’s goal is to cultivate an environment where there’s more care in healthcare.

Since our establishment, we have worked to provide innovative updates to our campus so we can create a setting where patients can experience healthcare differently. By providing an aesthetically pleasing spa-like atmosphere, both exterior and interior, AVALA is providing patients with a less stressful experience, unlike any other healthcare provider. AVALA is the only hospital in Louisiana offering robotics-assisted surgeries for total hip replacements, total knee replacements, partial knee replacements and spine procedures. This cutting-edge technology is only a small part in their investment in providing the highest level of quality care to the people of the Northshore.AVALA has also been honored with the following awards: St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce 2018 Innovation Award, St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce 2019 Site to See Award, and Times-Picayune/Advocate 2019 Direction Award and 2019 and 2020 Top Workplaces Awards. Learn more:

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Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a medical device sales leader with extensive clinical experience in spine and biologics and a nationwide distribution network built over the last 10+ years in the industry. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare and device including Distributor Partner, Hospital COO and Spine VP of Sales. He currently leads the commercialization strategy for OrthoSpine Partners and is a Distributor Principal at Novel Medical. Because of his unique career path, Mike has the ability to see the healthcare business from multiple perspectives making him passionate about building strategic partnerships that help reduce overall costs, drive innovation, and cultivate growth for new markets.

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