Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Edward Silverman Marks His 100th Procedure Treating Active Adults

August 22, 2022 – HCA Florida Mercy Hospital is among the first in South Florida to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed in active adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip. Dr. Edward Silverman, an orthopedic surgeon at HCA Florida Biscayne Bay Orthopaedics at Mercy Hospital, is a preeminent South Florida surgeon who performs the procedure.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning.1-2 The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.3

Dr. Edward Silverman

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed,” said Dr. Edward Silverman of HCA Florida Mercy Hospital. “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, so there is a clear plan for how the surgeon will position the implant before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary fine tune adjustments, while the robotic-arm then allows the surgeon to execute that plan with a high level of accuracy and predictability. The accuracy and ability to make fine tune adjustments is not possible without the robotic technology.  The combination of these features of the system has the potential to lead to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction as many can resume their active lifestyles.”

The SmartRobotics™ hip application is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip.  During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to prepare the hip socket and position the implant according to the pre-determined surgical plan.  In cadaveric studies, the total hip replacement acetabular cup placement has been shown to be four times more accurate and reproducible than manual total hip replacement procedures.1

According to Dr. Silverman, patient benefits of the robotic guided surgery include bone preservation, improved safety, more predictable reconstruction of native hip anatomy – with a quicker return to normal activities. For more information, call HCA Florida Biscayne Bay Orthopaedics at Mercy Hospital at 305-285-5025.

”We are proud to be among the first to use this innovative technology in Miami,” said David Donaldson, CEO of HCA Florida Mercy Hospital. “Mercy is committed to providing the latest technological advances to provide the best outcomes for our patients.”

About HCA Florida Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is a comprehensive medical facility that has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 70 years. The 488-bed, acute care hospital is an award-winning facility that specializes in emergency services that are kid and senior friendly, maternity with level II NICU, general and robotic surgery, hyperbaric and wound care center, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedic and spine, primary stroke center, weight loss programs and more. Mercy is Miami-Dade’s only catholic hospital and provides patients with the best quality care in a compassionate and caring environment. Mercy is part of HCA East Florida, the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. HCA East Florida offers multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, urgent care and free-standing emergency care facilities. Mercy Hospital is located in the heart of Coconut Grove, FL with a bay front property that makes Mercy the only hospital in Miami to be accessible by land, air and sea. For more information on Mercy Hospital, visit mercymiami.com and like us on facebook.com/MercyHospitalMiami/


  1. Nawabi, DH, Conditt,MA, Ranawat AS, Dunbar NJ et al. Haptically guided robotic technology in total hip arthroplasty: a cadaveric investigation. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. December 2012:227(3):302-309.
  2. Illgen R. Robotic assisted total hip arthroplasty improves accuracy and clinical outcome compared with manual technique. 44th Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course. October 7-10, 2014, Cambridge, MA.
  3. Jerabek SA, Carroll KM, Maratt JD, Mayman DJ, Padgett DE. Accuracy of Cup Positioning and Achieving Desired Hip Length and Offset Following Robotic THA.; 14th Annual CAOS Meeting, June 18-21, 2014, Milan, Italy.