KPJ Healthcare Achieves 206th Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery

KPJ Healthcare Berhad has achieved a significant milestone in orthopaedic surgery with its specialist hospital, KPJ Kuching Specialist Hospital (KPJ Kuching), completing its 206th knee surgery utilising robotic-assisted technology (TKA). This accomplishment underscores KPJ Healthcare’s commitment to advancing surgical technology and prioritizing patient-centric care.

The successful integration of robotic-assisted technology into TKA surgeries at KPJ Kuching not only demonstrates the Group’s dedication to adopting innovative technologies but also marks a pivotal moment in healthcare on Borneo Island.

By leveraging robotic technology, KPJ Healthcare aims to set new standards for surgical excellence in TKA while reaffirming its commitment to enhancing healthcare standards and delivering exceptional patient outcomes.

The success of the robotic-assisted programme was celebrated at the ‘200 Leaps, A Million Smiles: KPJ Kuching’s Remarkable Journey with ROSA’ event.

The event, graced by Deputy Premier Minister for Public Health, Housing and Local Government, Datuk Amar Professor Dr. Sim Kui Hian, highlighted the transformative impact of robotic-assisted technology on TKA surgeries, resulting in quicker recovery times and improved patient outcomes.

Since its implementation in August 2023, KPJ Kuching has witnessed a notable 28.7% increase in successful TKA operations compared to the previous year, totaling 360 procedures.

This surge underscores the effectiveness of robotic-assisted technology in enhancing surgical precision and improving the recovery experience for patients, ultimately leading to increased confidence and satisfaction.

KPJ Healthcare’s strategic partnership with Zimmer Biomet, a global medical device and technology leader, has been instrumental in the adoption of robotic-assisted technology at KPJ Kuching. This collaboration has enabled the hospital to elevate standards for surgical excellence in TKA while amplifying surgical precision.

KPJ Healthcare, President and Managing Director Chin Keat Chyuan expressed his pride in the Group’s achievements, emphasising the importance of setting new benchmarks for compassionate, cutting-edge care in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Lee Woo Guan, the leading orthopaedic surgeon at KPJ Kuching, played a crucial role in the successful integration of robotic-assisted technology for TKA procedures.

His expertise and dedication have significantly contributed to the hospital’s improved surgical success rates, embodying KPJ Healthcare’s commitment to delivering exceptional patient outcomes.

KPJ Healthcare looks forward to extending the benefits of robotic-assisted procedures to its network of hospitals nationwide, revolutionizing orthopaedic care and enhancing the overall patient experience.

Together with Dr. Lee and the dedicated team at KPJ Kuching, the Group is paving the way for a brighter future in healthcare.

In addition to celebrating technological achievements, KPJ Healthcare hosted a Sungkey or Berbuka Puasa event, sharing the joy of the milestone with the community and fostering a spirit of unity and compassion.

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