• MeetDr. Cheong

    Voted by Peers as aTampa Top Doctors
    • Board Certified/Fellowship Trained
    • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Specializes in Disorders of the Hips, Knees, & Shoulders
    • 2013 and 2014 “Attending of the Year” University of South Florida Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • The only orthopedic surgeon in West Florida offering Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty using the MAKO robotic system.
  • Regain movement & strengthComplex Joint Reconstruction

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant & Benign disorders of the musculoskeletal system Orthopedic Oncology

  • Restore function with the most intricate procedure Limb Preservation Surgery

Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robotic-assisted hip surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where your surgeon is assisted by a robotic system to perform the surgery.

The robotic system consists of a surgeon's console, robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and special surgical instruments. A computed tomography (CT) scan is taken before the surgery to create a 3D model of the affected hip joint. This is interpreted by the system, which accurately guides your surgeon. Unlike a traditional surgery, this procedure is performed through small incisions. The 3D camera provides your surgeon with a magnified view of the operating area. Your surgeon sits on a console and controls the movement of the robotic arms holding the special surgical instruments. The movements of your surgeon’s hands are translated, by the robotic system, into precise movements of the miniaturized instrument that are held by the robotic arms.

The enhanced vision and superior control of the micro-instruments improves the precision of the surgery. This accuracy helps repair the damaged joint and optimally position any prosthetic implant for a more natural feeling joint after surgery, while ensuring minimal injury to neighboring tissues. Being a minimally invasive procedure, it facilitates less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, rapid recovery and faster return to daily activities when compared to traditional joint surgeries.

Am I Candidate for Robotic-assisted Surgery?

Candidates for robotic-assisted surgery include:

  • Degenerative hip disease
  • No relief from pain and disability with non-surgical treatment and medication
  • Total hip replacement

Being a minimally invasive approach, robotic orthopaedic surgery offers the following benefits:

  • Smaller incisions leading to reduced scarring and minimal blood loss
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery period
  • Quicker return to daily normal activities
  • Lower incidence of complications
Patient Testimonails - David Cheong MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonails - David Cheong MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Cheong is one of the best doctors we have ever had, and a real credit to OAWF and Mease Countryside Hospital. His skill and personality are impeccable and when we asked the nurses how they enjoyed working with Dr. Cheong, they couldn’t say enough about his skill and treatment of the patients and nursing staff.