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Robotic-arm assisted surgery provides patients with a personalised surgical plan for joint replacement surgery. The state-of-the-art Mako™ robotic arm system works alongside the surgeon from the pre-surgery planning stage through to assisting in the surgery itself in order to improve the accuracy and precision of the procedure.

Before surgery, a personalised 3D model is created based on the patient’s own CT scan, allowing the exact size and orientation of the hip or knee implant to be planned.

During the operation, the robotic arm guides the surgeon, following the customised pre-surgery plan, reducing the risk of surgical errors in bone preparation and placement of the implants.

At Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital we offer the following robot assisted orthopaedic procedures:


Higher accuracy means the replacement fits as well as it possibly can and ensures the joint functions as normally as possible after surgery. It's been shown to result in a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and higher satisfaction. There's also strong evidence of decreased pain and fewer complications following surgery. Who is robotic arm surgery suitable for? Robotic arm surgery may not be appropriate for all patients. Your consultant will advise you on the best treatments for your condition.

Meet our Team

At Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital we have a specialist group of surgeons who will be performing surgery with MAKO:

Mr Richard P Baker

MD, MSc, MB.ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Damian Clark


Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Hywel Davies

MBBS, BSc, MSc, FRCS (Tr &amp Ortho)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Mujahid El-Deen

MBChB, FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Tr & Orth), MSc Ortho Engineering

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Nick Howells

MBBS, BSc , MSc , FRCS (T&O), MD

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Jonathan Webb

MB ChB, FRCS (Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Investment in the latest technology

The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System is a prime example of how we proactively keep up to date with new innovations in surgery and regularly invest in new technology for diagnostics, surgery and care.

We get you back to the life you love

It’s not just about the surgery. Successful surgical outcomes need personalised recovery plans. We do this through:

Our physiotherapy

If you’ve met any of our orthopaedic consultants they will tell you regular, consistent physiotherapy is the key to your recovery.

Nuffield Health is the largest provider of Physiotherapy in the UK, outside of the NHS, offering the widest range of physiotherapy services and employing some of the country’s most skilled practitioners. All of our physiotherapists are HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) registered and have at least three years’ experience, guaranteeing you are in safe hands throughout your treatment.

Post-surgery physiotherapy is included with your treatment. There is no charge for these services.

CQC Rated: Good

We are proud to have received a "Good" rating from the healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in August 2016. Here at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital we provide a full range of medical and surgical specialties.

All-inclusive pricing: The Nuffield Health Promise

The Nuffield Health Promise is our pledge to our patients, where we ensure that you receive a clear and transparent price for your treatment, with no limits on your care. Read more about the Nuffield Health promise.