Robert M . Shalvoy , MD , executive chief of orthopedic surgery & sports medicine at Care New England , is Rhode Island ’ s premier orthopedic surgeon , specializing in ACL reconstruction , knee replacement , hip replacement , rotator cuff surgery and throwing injuries , using the MAKO robot .
Using the robot ’ s scanning capabilities ; Dr . Shalvoy is able to generate a 3D model of the patient ’ s joint , which allows him to have a more in-depth and accurate look into the joint when planning for the operation . During the surgery , he is also able to use the robotic arm to better position the implant as well as remove diseased bone and cartilage within a pre-defined area , allowing for greater precision and comfort for the patient . Quality , efficiency and successful patient outcomes are paramount to Dr . Shalvoy and Care New England .
In 2006 , Dr . Shalvoy received The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University ’ s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award .
Care New England Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine , 100 Butler Dr ., Providence 455 Toll Gate Rd ., Warwick ; To schedule an appointment 401-729-2800