Reston Hospital Center
December 14, 2021

Reston, VAReston Hospital Center has established the only robotic bariatric surgery case observation site in Northern Virginia. This new program enhances Reston Hospital Center’s growing program to advance robotic surgery and expertise.

"Reston Hospital Center is quickly becoming the leader in enhancing robotic surgery use and outcomes in this region, and is being recognized as a cutting edge training center to equip surgeons with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to bring new surgical techniques and technology to their patients around the nation,” said Dr. Amanda Pysher, board certified bariatric surgeon practicing at Reston Hospital Center. “Being an observation site allows us to help train fellow surgeons in advanced surgical techniques, which ultimately means helping more patients achieve minimally invasive surgery with excellent outcomes, less pain, shorter hospital stays, and return to normal life sooner."

Beginning last month, Reston Hospital Center became a training site to proctor and mentor new robotic bariatric surgeons, hosting surgeons from across the nation as they study specialized techniques by observing robotic surgeries in action.

“Our surgery team continues to innovate and has become nationally renowned for our ability to demonstrate the latest technology and offer specialized training for other surgeons around the nation,” said John Deardorff, chief executive officer of the HCA Healthcare Northern Virginia market and Reston Hospital Center. “We are, and will continue to be, the leader for robotic surgery in our region, with advanced technology and innovative surgical options available to our patients and surgical care teams.”