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

Current robot assisted orthopaedic procedures available at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital:

Patient guides

Download and read our patient guides:

Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Total Knee Replacement

Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Partial Knee Replacement

Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Total Hip Replacement

Our Consultants

At Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital we have a specialist group of surgeons known as SMART (Specialist Mako Assisted Robotic Team):

Assistant Professor Andrew Carrothers

VR, MBChB, MA (Cantab), DipIMC RCSEd, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Daud Chou

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Christopher Rees Gooding

MBBS BSc, MD, MRCS, FRCS Tr and Orth

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Graham Keene


Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Professor Stephen McDonnell

MBBS, Bsc, MD, FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics, MA (Cantab)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Joel Melton

BM, MRCS (Ed), MSc (Orth Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Arman Memarzadeh


Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Majeed Shakokani

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Alastair Vince

MB ChB, FRCS (Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Why choose Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital for your robotic-arm assisted 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.

CQC Rated: Outstanding

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

All-inclusive pricing: The Nuffield 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 promise.