Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Now Offering Advanced Joint Replacement Technology

Alexandria, VA – As part of Inova’s continued investment in the latest surgical technology, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) is proud to offer Mako SmartRobotics™ for hip and knee procedures. Mako technology allows for more precise and accurate placement of the implants around the joints, reducing complications, pain and recovery time.

“Mako technology allows me to create a personalized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy,” said Robert Sershon, MD, a fellowship-trained hip and knee surgeon at the Inova Joint Replacement Center located at IMVH. “For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage, for others, greater bone preservation. It’s exciting to be able to use this transformative technology to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements while enhancing the recovery process for patients.”

Inova Joint Replacement Center offers a wide range of services designed to make the patient experience as seamless and convenient as possible. The center includes all private rooms, state-of-the-art space for physical therapy and easy access to IMVH’s renowned rehabilitation services. In most cases, patients who receive hip or knee replacements are able to leave the hospital on the same day.

“We have been performing minimally invasive robotic surgeries with Mako at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital for a number of years now,” said Roberta Tinch, President of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Administrator of Inova’s Musculoskeletal Service Line. “We are thrilled to be able to offer the same cutting-edge technology to our patients in this area of Northern Virginia. This addition to our orthopedic services further demonstrates our mission to provide the community with world-class healthcare – every time, every touch.”

Inova’s team of specialty-trained surgeons performs more than 3,800 joint replacements in Northern Virginia each year. Many of the Inova hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for outstanding care in hip and knee replacements. This distinction recognizes orthopedic excellence, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. IMVH is a designated Inova Joint Replacement Center of Excellence and one of Inova’s busiest joint replacement centers.

Dr. Robert Sershon [furthest right], a fellowship-trained hip and knee surgeon at the Inova Joint Replacement Center located at IMVH, and team performed their first joint replacement case using the Mako SmartRobotics™ in May 2021.


About Inova

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  

Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.

Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at

1 Comment

  1. Judith on August 26, 2021 at 9:28 am

    This sounds terrific! But I just completed ALL four of the joint replacements that the Robotics could have helped me with. Oh, wait, if I live long enough, now 74, it could possibly help replace the replacements!

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