Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) has launched the McKinney Robotic Surgical Institute to encompass the most advanced, multi-specialty robotic surgical procedures and technology.

Medical Center of McKinney has added two new surgical robots to its operating team including the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which performs the MAKOplasty™ partial knee resurfacing procedure and total hip replacement, and the latest da Vinci® Si Surgical System utilized by a wide range of specialties including cardiothoracic, general surgery, gynecology and urology.

The RIO robotic arm technology allows orthopedic surgeons to perform knee and hip replacements with utmost precision and accuracy, conserving bone and anatomy, and allowing the implant to last longer.

“The MAKOplasty procedure is ideal for patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. The technology allows us to make smaller incisions and cut less muscle, causing less muscle damage.  Patients scars are smaller; they are recovering faster and are ready to get back to their active lifestyle sooner,” said Charles Toulson, MD, Director of Orthopedic Services at Medical Center of McKinney.


Charles Toulson, MD, Medical Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Medical Center of McKinney, demonstrates how the RIO robotic arms performs during the MAKOplasty partial knee replacement.


The da Vinci SI is the most advanced surgical robotic system that provides surgeons with superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy, surgical dexterity and precision far greater than the human hand and enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field.

“The da Vinci technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand and allows surgeons to extend minimally invasive procedures with improved outcomes for a wide range of patients,” said David Lambert, MD, general surgeon at Medical Center of McKinney.

“The two surgical robots are enhancing the services we are able to provide our patients. We are committed to providing the community with the latest technology and advanced medicine,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, Medical Center of McKinney CEO.


About Medical Center of McKinney

Medical Center of McKinney is a growing 260-bed hospital with a 90-year history of serving the health care needs of McKinney and the surrounding communities. Over the past several years, MCM has strengthen its medical foundations by adding two new surgical robots, newly remodeled labor and delivery suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and an advanced biplane catherization (Cath) lab to treat heart rhythm disorders. MCM was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality measure by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care quality. Visit

David Lambert, MD, a general surgeon at Medical Center of McKinney, operates the da Vinci robotic arms from the surgeon’s console.