Reston Hospital Center hosted its 4th Annual Robot Night on Thursday, May 30. The event welcomed more than 400 visitors from across the market to take a closer look at the hospital’s robotic surgery systems and talk with the area’s leading robotic surgeons, all part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery at Reston Hospital.

The event, held in the Pavilion lobby, featured Reston Hospital Center’s innovative surgical tools and systems, including the MakoTM Robotic Arm, Bright MatterTM and Modus VTM, DaVinci Xi®, and the nation’s first Mazor X Stealth™ Edition System. These robotic systems help differentiate Reston Hospital Center’s signature surgical services including spine surgery, joint replacement surgery, neurosurgery, and other minimally invasive surgeries including general, colorectal, gynecological, thoracic, urological, and urogynecological.

“Robotics and navigation have both been shown to improve accuracy and precision in surgical procedures, as well as less blood loss, smaller incisions and a faster recovery, ultimately leading to better outcomes for our patients,” explained Christine Tea, Vice President of Surgical Services. “Our focus is providing the best possible patient experience by offering the latest technological advancements available.”

Reston Hospital Center’s surgical teams are consistently first to introduce new technologies to improve patient’s treatment and healing. The hospital has invested $8.8 million in robotics and has performed nearly 5,000 procedures aided by robotic tools and systems.

“Reston Hospital Center is at the forefront of surgical innovation. We are proud to showcase the latest investments in robotic technology to the community we serve,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA’s Northern Virginia Market. “This event is a celebration of our robotic surgery capabilities – the medical teams and the technology.”

Reston Hospital Center offers Northern Virginia's most comprehensive robotic surgery program. It is one of only eight Visiting Clinician Programs (VCP) in the United States where surgeons from around the world come to train on the latest technology.  Reston Hospital Center was the first hospital in Northern Virginia to use the da Vinci® Xi robot, widely considered to be the most effective and least invasive surgical technology.   Reston Hospital Center also performed the first total knee replacement in Virginia utilizing the Mako Robotic Technology.

About Reston Hospital Center

Part of HCA Virginia Health System, Reston Hospital Center is a 223-bed, acute-care medical and surgical facility that has garnered high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence.  Reston Hospital Center is home to the region's newest Level II Trauma Center and the most comprehensive robotic surgery in the Mid-Atlantic. Statewide, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals and more than 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is Virginia’s fourth‐largest private employer, provides $190.8 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $72.6 million in taxes annually. For more information about Reston Hospital Center visit 

The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery is an award-winning 10 facility organization in Central, Northern, and Southwest Virginia, performing more robotic surgeries than any other health system in Virginia.