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17 03, 2022

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center is the First Hospital in the Western United States to Perform a Total Knee Replacement Procedure with THINK Surgical’s Leading Robot System

March 17th, 2022|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic robotic surgery, proudly announced Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center became the first facility in the western United States to utilize the latest iteration of the TSolution One robot from THINK Surgical. The system, manufactured by the Fremont, CA - based company features a true, active robot which supports a choice of knee implants from multiple manufacturers in its open implant library. The TSolution One® System from THINK Surgical is the only surgical robot for TKA that allows choice across a library of implants from different manufacturers, facilitating greater choice and patient customization.   The procedure was performed by Ronald Hillock, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center and a partner at the Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center. Dr. Hillock lauded the system stating, "I am very excited to be offering what I consider the next-level, robotic technology to my patients. I've evaluated all the other systems on the market, and, in my opinion, none compares to the cutting accuracy of this system. Accurate cuts are crucial to ensure proper fit of the implant and avoid loosening which commonly results from poor cuts." "We [...]

8 02, 2022

Hackensack University Medical Center is the First Hospital on the East Coast to Perform Total Knee Replacement Procedures with THINK Surgical’s Next-Generation Robot System

February 8th, 2022|PR-News|

Hackensack University Medical Center, a national leader in orthopedic care and robotic surgery, recently completed the first total knee replacement on the East Coast using the newest generation of the TSolution One robot from THINK Surgical. The system, manufactured by the Fremont, CA - based company features a true, active robot which supports a choice of knee implants from multiple manufacturers in its open implant library. The procedure was performed by Yair D. Kissin, M.D.*, vice chair, Department of Orthopedics at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Kissin praised the system saying, "I am pleased to be able to offer this state-of-the-art technology to my patients. The robot makes incredibly accurate cuts which is important to ensure proper fit of the implant and avoid loosening that can occur with poor cuts.  In addition, the open platform allows me unrivaled choices to personalize the procedure for each patient."   "This active robot delivers the type of leading-edge care we strive to provide for our patients." - Mark Sparta, CEO, HUMC   "We are thrilled to work with Dr. Kissin and the orthopedics team at Hackensack University Medical Center," said Stuart Simpson, CEO of THINK Surgical, Inc. "Our active robot system helps surgeons perform total knee replacement [...]

24 01, 2022

Chris Fronk is THINK Surgical’s New Vice President of U.S. Sales

January 24th, 2022|PR-News|

Chris Fronk is THINK Surgical's New Vice President of U.S. Sales THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic surgical robots, today announced the appointment of Chris Fronk as the Vice President of U.S. Sales.  Mr. Fronk's nearly two decades of experience in selling enabling technology in Orthopedics, makes him the ideal person to head up the U.S. sales team at THINK Surgical. Chris had a successful 17-year career at Stryker Corp. where he sold orthopedic instruments, surgical navigation, and most recently, MAKO surgical robotics technologies. He routinely placed in the top few places in Stryker's highly competitive sales rankings and often achieved the coveted number one spot. As a result, Chris was recognized by Stryker with numerous outstanding sales achievement awards. Chris has excelled in his sales career by building strong partnerships with customers, sales colleagues, corporate colleagues, and implant sales representatives. Chris' credibility with these stakeholders makes him the perfect candidate to drive the commercialization of THINK's surgical robot platform. "We are delighted that Chris has agreed to join our commercial leadership team." said Stuart Simpson, president and chief executive officer of THINK Surgical. "He has all the experience and skills necessary to work closely with [...]

29 11, 2021

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare is First Hospital in Missouri to Perform Total Knee Replacement Procedures with THINK Surgical’s Next-Generation Robot System

November 29th, 2021|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., a leading innovator in the field of orthopedic robotic surgery, announced that Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) in Clinton, MO is among the first healthcare facilities to employ the second-generation TSolution One® robot for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). James Womack, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, performed the first procedure with the new system on November 23, 2021. THINK's TSolution One system is the only robot for TKA that provides a library of implants from different manufacturers, facilitating greater choice and patient customization. "THINK Surgical is looking forward to supporting GVMH in its efforts to provide patients with the most technologically advanced treatment options," said Stuart F. Simpson, president and CEO of THINK Surgical. "As demonstrated through their ongoing integration of market-leading technologies, GVMH is evolving their orthopedic offerings. TSolution One is the only true robot for knee replacement procedures and its adoption by GVMH will help advance patient care in Clinton." Having recently received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, GVMH encompasses several locations, including a high-tech, 56-bed hospital, and its East Campus location, which provides all-inclusive orthopedic care and joint replacement. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization and is the nation's oldest and [...]

10 11, 2021

David C. Dvorak is THINK Surgical’s New Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

November 10th, 2021|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic surgical robots, today announced the appointment of David C. Dvorak as the Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Dvorak's decades of experience in the medical device industry, particularly in the orthopedics industry and enabling technologies for orthopedic surgery, makes him the ideal person to chair the THINK Surgical Board of Directors.   THINK Surgical, Inc. announced the appointment of David C. Dvorak as the Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors.   Mr. Dvorak had a successful 16-year career at Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. where he most recently held the position of president and chief executive officer for a decade. During his tenure as CEO, David successfully executed internal and external development strategies to grow revenues from $3.5 billion to $7.7 billion. As part of the growth strategy, David championed the $13.4 billion acquisition of Biomet, Inc. as well as multiple other acquisitions, including surgical robotics provider Medtech SA in 2016, which launched Zimmer Biomet into the robot-assisted surgery market with ROSA. David has long recognized that enabling technologies, data and analytics are key components for improving the outcomes of surgery. "We are delighted that David has agreed to join our Board of [...]

16 09, 2021

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is First Hospital in Ohio to Perform Total Knee Replacement Procedures with THINK Surgical’s Next-Generation Robot System

September 16th, 2021|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic robotic surgery, announced that St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland is among the first healthcare facilities in the United States and the first healthcare facility in Ohio to utilize the second-generation TSolution One® Total Knee Application for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Bernard Stulberg, M.D., a renowned orthopedic surgeon, performed the first procedure with the new system on August 27th.  THINK's TSolution One is the only robot system for TKA that supports an open implant library, giving surgeons a choice of implants from different manufacturers, facilitating greater patient customization. Bernard Stulberg, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute recently performed the first procedure with THINK Surgical’s TSolution One® Total Knee Application at the hospital’s Robotic Joint Center. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland is among the first healthcare facilities in the United States and the first healthcare facility in Ohio to utilize the second-generation TSolution One for TKA.   "One of the major benefits of the TSolution One system is that it gives surgeons the ability to customize every patient's procedure more than ever before," said Dr. Stulberg*.  "While other robotic-assisted devices on the market only work with implants [...]

1 09, 2021

Stuart F. Simpson is THINK Surgical’s New President and Chief Executive Officer

September 1st, 2021|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic surgical robots, today announced the appointment of Stuart F. Simpson as its president and chief executive officer. Mr. Simpson's decades of experience in the medical device industry, particularly his deep understanding of the orthopedics industry and orthopedic surgical robots, makes him the ideal person to lead THINK Surgical. THINK Surgical, Inc., today announced the appointment of Stuart F. Simpson as its president and chief executive officer.   Mr. Simpson had a successful 24-year career at Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) holding roles of increasing responsibility in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. Most recently he served as president of the Joint Replacement Division, where he led an orthopedic industry transformation that established surgical robotic joint replacement as a standard of care.  His leadership also led to an increase in Stryker's organizational capabilities and customer satisfaction through strategies focusing on digital data and bundled payments for care improvement. Stuart helped Stryker complete a number of business development deals, including the acquisition of Mako Surgical Corp. in 2013. Prior to joining Stryker, Stuart gained diverse commercial experience in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry. "THINK's potential for commercial growth is enormous and I am thrilled to have [...]

26 08, 2021

INOV8 Surgical Performs First Surgery using THINK Surgical’s Next-Generation Robot Technology for Knee Replacement

August 26th, 2021|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, is pleased to announce that INOV8 Surgical is the first healthcare facility to utilize the second-generation TSolution One® Total Knee Application for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Stefan Kreuzer, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, and the founder of INOV8 Orthopedics, performed the first procedure with the new system on August 24th at INOV8 Surgical Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Houston, Texas. THINK's TSolution One system is the only robot system for TKA that supports an open implant library, giving surgeons the largest choice of implant options from different manufactures facilitating broad patient customization. INOV8 Surgical is the first healthcare facility to utilize the second-generation TSolution One® by THINK Surgical. Stefan Kreuzer, M.D. performed the first procedure on August 24. From L to R: Jeremy Moore, technician, THINK Surgical; Tina Hearn, lead clinical trainer, THINK Surgical; Stefan Kreuzer, M.D.; Donna Kennard, scrub technician, INOV8 Surgical; Shalmaree Brogan, scrub technician, INOV8 Surgical; Zaitasha Stepter, RN, OR circulator, INOV8 Surgical; Teri O’Laughlin, CEO, INOV8 Surgical. Photo Credit: Brandi Peace, INOV8 Research   "My team and I are pleased to offer our patients the accuracy and reproducibility made possible in joint replacement procedures by THINK Surgical's next-generation [...]

10 06, 2021

Former Professional Baseball Player Pain-Free after Knee Surgery with Active Robot Technology Available at INOV8 Surgical

June 10th, 2021|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, is pleased to announce that Stefan Kreuzer, M.D.*, of INOV8 Surgical, a leading ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in Houston specializing in outpatient total joint procedures, is approaching a key milestone with THINK's active robot technology. Dr. Kreuzer has performed nearly 90 procedures** with the TSolution One® Total Knee Application, the only commercially available active robot system for total knee replacement that supports an open implant library. Stefan Kreuzer, M.D., of INOV8 Orthopedics (left) is pictured with his patient, Art Howe, a former Major League Baseball player. After suffering from excruciating knee pain, Art had a knee replacement with the TSolution One Total Knee Application. Dr. Kreuzer has performed nearly 90 procedures with the TSolution One, the only commercially available active robot system featuring an open implant platform allowing surgeons to choose from a variety of implants to individualize a patient’s treatment.   One patient who benefitted from this leading-edge technology is Art Howe. If his name is familiar, that's because Art played Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals. He was also a coach, scout and manager during his professional career. Art retired from professional baseball at the [...]

17 05, 2021

One Patient’s Journey to Knee Replacement: New Jersey Woman Returns to Active, Pain-Free living after Knee Surgery with Active Robot Technology by THINK Surgical Available at Hackensack University Medical Center

May 17th, 2021|PR-News|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, commemorates National Arthritis Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the month of May.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States, affecting about one in four adults or more than 54 million men and women. People like Eugenia Dziopa, who has always been an avid walker, enjoying daily strolls around her neighborhood in northern New Jersey.  Two years ago, she began experiencing pain in her left knee from degenerative arthritis.   Yair D. Kissin, M.D., vice chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ (right) consults with his patient, Eugenia Dziopa. Eugenia was the first patient in the United States to have a total knee replacement with the TSolution One Total Knee Application after the active robot system received FDA clearance.   "I noticed that I could not walk far anymore," said Eugenia, who was 64 at the time.  "I always loved to take walks, and it got to the point that I could not do that anymore. If I would go even half a block, or even from [...]

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