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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Geisinger is the area’s only provider of Mako robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger will host a free information session on Mako joint replacement surgery on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Danville Area Community Center, 1 Liberty St., Danville.

Christopher Damsgaard, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, will discuss the benefits of Mako robotic surgery and answer questions from participants. Mako procedures allow for a faster recovery time and a shorter hospital stay following surgery, and Geisinger is the exclusive provider of Mako joint replacement surgery in the area.

The session is open to the public. To register, visit

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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