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Minimally Invasive Surgery

The State of Connecticut health plan has designated ECHN as part of its Provider of Distinction, for eight key procedures, including knee arthroscopy, replacement & revision.

Surgeons and professionally certified staff at Manchester Memorial Hospital are highly trained in using the most advanced robotic surgical systems to assist them in performing minimally-invasive surgery procedures in order to provide excellent patient care. Using minimally invasive techniques, patients benefit from:

  • A faster recovery time
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer complications resulting in better outcomes
  • Less pain and less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Reduced cost
  • Smaller incisions resulting in minimal scarring


da Vinci® Xi Surgical System

The da Vinci® Xi Surgical System is used to perform the most advanced techniques to provide excellent patient care and positive outcomes. With a 3D high definition vision system, special instruments and computer software, our highly trained and skilled surgeons can operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control in very small, precise movements.

Manchester Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in eastern Connecticut that provides the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System as part of its comprehensive robotic surgery program.


MAKO, short for MAKOplasty, is a robotic arm-assisted technology used to perform partial knee resurfacing or total hip replacement due to osteoarthritis. MAKO provides patient-specific 3D modeling to pre-plan procedures, and allows surgeons to remove and replace only the diseased bone, helping to preserve healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.