Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has spent $1 million to purchase a Stryker Mako Robotic-Arm for its Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital. The robotic arm was added to provide greater precision and accuracy for patients undergoing hip and knee replacements, according to a statement from Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Improved precision during surgery has led to quicker patient recovery and shorter hospital stays. With the addition of Mako, the Thousand Oaks location is the only facility to provide robotic assisted joint replacement to patients between San Luis Obispo and Glendale. “I am excited to provide patients in this community the best existing technology in hip and knee replacement. It is amazing to see how quickly patients recover and are able to do the activities they love pain-free,” Dr. Harpreet Bawa, orthopedic surgeon with the institute, said in a statement. Bawa performed the first Mako Robotic-Arm assisted surgery in November 2018 and has recently completed his 50th robot-assisted surgery.