Holland Hospital Announces Robotic-assisted Surgery Milestone

Dr. Derick Johnson performs 1000th Mako Knee Replacement

Holland Hospital, an early leader in the use of robotic-assisted surgery, is pleased to announce that orthopedic surgeon Derick Johnson, DO, recently performed his 1,000th robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery using the Mako™ Knee from Stryker Corporation. Dr. Johnson is an experienced hip and knee replacement specialist and was the first orthopedic surgeon in West Michigan to use the Mako Total Knee system.

Robotic-assisted technology has proven to be a significant advancement in many areas of surgical care. This is especially true in knee replacement, which is a life-changing treatment for those who suffer from the joint instability and persistent pain caused by osteoarthritis.

“It’s fulfilling to know that knee replacement using the Mako procedure has brought relief to so many patients,” said Dr. Johnson. “Together with Holland Hospital’s skilled surgical team, we are pleased to deliver top-quality results and an outstanding experience for our patients.”

Holland Hospital consistently receives national recognition for excellent care. The hospital earned top awards from Healthgrades, the leading source of consumer information on hospital performance, including:

  • #1 in Michigan for Joint Replacement
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care™
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ 15 years in a row

To learn more about Holland Hospital Orthopedic Services and joint replacement, visit hollandhospital.org/ortho or hollandboneandjoint.com