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Today marks a memorable day for Harlingen Medical Center, as we proudly unveil the latest in cutting-edge technology for Orthopedics.

Rio Grande Valley … MEET MAKO!

The FIRST Mako SmartRobotics arm for knee replacements in the Rio Grande Valley! This world-class technology is the first of its kind, within a millimeter of accuracy.

Harlingen Medical Center is the FIRST and ONLY hospital south of Corpus Christi providing this exceptional and precision-driven surgery to our residents of the Rio Grande Valley.

Mako uses a 3D CT-based planning software that helps the surgeon to create a surgical plan personalized for each patient’s individual needs. By helping to guide the surgeon in performing precision cuts, Mako’s AccuStop™ technology can reduce the amount of cutting that is required during surgery, preserving more healthy bone.

Thank you Dr. Michael Sander for spearheading the start of one of the first orthopedic Robotics programs.

To learn more about taking control over your KNEE PAIN, please visit

Shout out to the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce for ALL your support! 🙌🏽


About Harlingen Medical Center

Welcome to the award-winning Harlingen Medical Center a nationally recognized leader in community healthcare delivery.

Harlingen Medical Center is a Level IV Trauma Designated hospital that specializes in the areas of Bariatric (Surgical Weight Loss), Cardiology, Critical Care / ICU, Emergency Room (Advanced Level IV) Trauma Center, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Operating Room (Surgical Services), Orthopedic, Pediatrics, Radiology / Imaging, Respiratory, Sleep Study, Speech Pathology, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Wellness Screenings, and Wound Healing.