Community Supports Purchase of Mako Robot at UNC Lenoir

Mako Robot
Margaret Williams

UNC Lenoir Health Care recently introduced robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery to its orthopedic service line. The system, known as Mako Smart Robotics, is one of the first offered in this region.  “We are proud to be among the first hospitals to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Robert Enders, President and CEO, UNC Lenoir Health Care.  In clinical studies, Mako demonstrated the potential to experience less pain, less need for opiate pain relievers, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in hospital length of stay, and better patient satisfaction in comparison to traditional joint surgery.

UNC Lenoir Health Care volunteers joined forces with the Lenoir Hospital Foundation to support the purchase of the new Mako Orthopedic Surgical Robot. Together, they gave the Hospital $186,895.  Shown here with board members presenting the donations are Margaret Williams, Foundation Board Chairman (front left); Margie Gooding, UNC Lenoir Volunteers’ President; and Jane Hanrahan, Director of Volunteer Services (front right).

Dr. Louis Peak, orthopedic surgeon at UNC Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Lenoir and Robert Enders, Jr., President and CEO, UNC Lenoir Health Care are centered.


The Foundation Board and Director, Dirk Griffith, would like to thank all those who supported the Mako Robot Campaign.