October 29 2021 – West Boca Medical Center is the first hospital in Boca Raton now offering patients the CORI™ Surgical System for knee replacement surgery.  The CORI™ Surgical System uses handheld robotic-assisted technology, aiding the surgeon’s plan to perform the procedure.  It also gives surgeons a three-dimensional view to help finalize and verify the selection of the knee implant, creating a plan for surgery without needing a CT scan or MRI.  Orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Padden is the first surgeon at West Boca Medical Center to perform a procedure with this new technology. 

“This surgical system is truly the next generation in high quality orthopedic procedures, and will give patients an opportunity to recover quicker and regain function faster,” said Dr. Padden. “Patients can be assured this new technology allows us to have access to some of the newest surgical services right here in Palm Beach County.”

Robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery using the CORITM Surgical System can lead to the following patient benefits:

  • Quicker, smoother recovery
  • Regain function faster and return home sooner
  • A unique 3D digital model to get a surgical plan customized to the patients’ unique anatomy
  • A natural fit: Using these technologies patients can keep more bone and ligaments, including their ACL.  That helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step.
  • The surgeon is able to choose from the widest selection of implants available, so implants can be precision-matched to feel more like a patient’s own knee.

“We recognize the importance of bringing some of the very best technology to our community, and this robotic assisted procedure will give patients a better outcome and allow them to return to their daily activities,” said George Rizzuto, chief executive officer at West Boca Medical Center. “This surgical system gives residents in our area a chance to be provided with high quality orthopedic care and treatment options closer to home.”

At West Boca Medical Center, we have surgeons and medical staff to take care of all of your orthopedic needs.  In addition, we offer patients to get on the Fast Track to recovery, at the Emergency Center at Coconut Creek, West Boca’s freestanding emergency center. 

Some of the Orthopedic Fast Track benefits include:

  • Minimal waiting
  • No appointment required
  • Be evaluated by a board certified ER physician
  • Follow-up appointment with an orthopedic surgeon scheduled within 48 hours of your visit

For more information on our Emergency Fast Track and our orthopedic services, go to or call 866-724-6002.

About West Boca Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its community and surrounding areas for more than 30 years.  West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a robotic surgery program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center featuring a short bore high field MRI and digital mammography, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services, and a specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for pediatrics and adults. West Boca Medical Center is a State Certified Primary Stroke Center and a National Certified Silver Safe Sleep Leader by Cribs for Kids.  West Boca received the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines- Gold plus Target Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Awards for Heart Failure and Stroke in 2020.  The hospital is also designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.

The hospital also offers several specialties, including women’s and children’s services. With its Birth Care Pavilion and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the hospital is equipped to treat expectant mothers and their babies from the routine to very high-risk. The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.  It offers comprehensive breast care services including prevention, early disease detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions. The team at the Breast Center, which includes an on-site physician and patient navigator, focuses care on treatment techniques derived from a high caliber of diagnostic services.

West Boca Medical Center has earned the Healthgrades 5-Star C-Section and Vaginal Delivery Awards five years in a row (2015-2019).  In addition, the hospital was the first in Florida to be Perinatal Care Certified by The Joint Commission.  The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262) or visit the website at