Sovah Health welcomes new orthopedic surgeon | News

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  Sovah Health welcomes new orthopedic surgeon |  News

Dr. Ruberte Thiele initially pursued a career as a biomedical engineer in the medical device industry and academia. Interested in directly impacting patients’ quality of life, he applied to medical school with the singular goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Mako SmartRobotics  is designed to help a specially-trained surgeon tailer the placement of knee and hip implants. Dr. Ruberte Thiele is trained to use this new technology and Sovah Health is the only hospital in our region to offer this technology. Getting a precise knee or hip implant fit is important to a patient’s comfort and overall experience following knee or hip replacement surgery.

Dr. Ruberte Thiele specializes in disorders of the hip and knee, robotic-assisted total hip replacement, robotic-assisted total knee replacement, robotic-assisted partial knee replacement, navigation-assisted total knee replacement, navigation-assisted partial knee replacement, revision arthroplasty of the hip and revision arthroplasty of the knee. He is accepting new patients at Spectrum Medical located at 109 Bridge Street in Danville.

Mako uses data collected before and during surgery to inform the surgeon of many details related to the unique anatomy that may affect the implant fit. By using this data to make more informed decisions, the surgeon can plan for and carry out a personalized surgery based upon a patient’s individual needs.

Story Highlights

  • “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ruberte Thiele to our team of established providers at Sovah Health,” said Alan Larson,CEO of Sovah Health Danville. “His orthopedic background and robotic assisted surgery expertise will be a valuable asset to this area and our patients.” 

  • After completing additional training in robotics and navigation for partial and total joint replacement as well as revision arthroplasty, he returns to the area eager to help patients get back to doing what makes them happy.

Appointments and referrals may be made by calling 434-793-4711.

Sovah Health is a regional healthcare delivery system, serving the south central Virginia and north central North Carolina region. It is comprised of two hospital campuses, one in Danville (formerly known as Danville Regional Medical Center) and the other in Martinsville (formerly known as Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County).

The Danville campus is the leading medical center in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina employing approximately 1300 people and with 175 physicians are on the medical staff. The Martinsville campus has been at the heart of the Martinsville and Henry County community and the surrounding area providing exceptional healthcare and services to the region since 1970. Sovah Health Martinsville has more than 120 physicians on the medical staff and employs more than 850 people.