Innovative Robotic Technology Allows Surgeons to Personalize Procedures to Each Patient in Northern Indiana


WNDU came to our Ascendant Orthopedic facilities to meet with Dr. Brian Ratigan as they talk about new technological advancements being implemented at Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.  Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance is the first practice in Northern Indiana to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Procedure.  This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.Dr. Ratigan speaking with Maureen McFadden on Knee Surgery techniques

When speaking with Dr. Ratigan; he stated, “With the robot, we take this virtual 3D image and we can do the surgery beforehand but we can manipulate it by just millimeters and degrees to make it fit your unique anatomy.  So we don’t have to go with the average size anymore, we go with their exact size and dimension.”
Triathlon Total Knee Implant - Stryker 3D Knee Look - Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance - Mako Robotics Technology - Dr. Brian Ratigan - Dr. James Sieradzki

Utilizing this technology; we have Dr. Brian Ratigan (shown above) and Dr. James Sieradzki, both of which, have experience with the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee procedure.  “We are proud to be one of the first medical centers in Indiana to offer this highly advanced robotic technology,” said Dr. James Sieradzki, MD, President of Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.  “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide our communities with outstanding healthcare.”


Dr. Brian Ratigan, M.D. Background


Dr. Brian Ratigan Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance South Bend MishawakaDr. Brian Ratigan received his undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.  He atteneded Medical School at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.  Following Medical School, Dr. Ratigan stayed in Philadelphia, PA to complete his Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  Dr. Ratigan then went on to complete his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Ratigan practices at Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon.  Dr. Ratigan is also a Consulting Physician for the University of Notre Dame Football and Baseball teams. 

Medical Society Memberships:

Dr. Ratigan Practices at:

South Bend Office:
53880 Carmichael Dr, South Bend, IN 46635

Mishawaka Office:
60160 Bodnar Boulevard, Mishawaka, IN 46544

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ratigan, please navigate to our website:  www.AscendantOrtho.org – or – via phone at:  (574)-247-9441


Dr. James Sieradzki, M.D. Background


Dr. James Sieradzki Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance South Bend Mishawaka Indiana OrthopedicDr. James Sieradzki received his undergraduate at the Williams College, Williamstown, MA.  He atteneded Medical School at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  Following Medical School, Dr. Sieradzki moved to Chicago, IL where he completed his Residency at McGaw Medical Center with Northwestern University.  Dr. Sieradzki then went on to complete his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI), in Van Nuys, CA.

Dr. Sieradzki practices at Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon.  Dr. Sieradzki is also a Consulting Physician for the University of Notre Dame Hockey and Lacrosse teams. 

Medical Society Memberships:

Dr. Sieradzki Practices at:

South Bend Office:
53880 Carmichael Dr, South Bend, IN 46635

Mishawaka Office:
60160 Bodnar Boulevard, Mishawaka, IN 46544

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sieradzki, please navigate to our website:  www.AscendantOrtho.org – or – via phone at:  (574)-247-9441

 

OUR PHYSICIANS

Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.