Robot-assisted surgery in Montgomery County

Get the care you need with minimally invasive and advanced technology at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. Our team of board-certified and specially trained surgeons in Blacksburg, Virginia, provides expert, innovative care using robot-assisted surgical technology, allowing our patients to have an easier and quicker recovery compared to traditional surgeries.

For more information about our robot-assisted surgical services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.

How does robotic surgery work?

During a robotic procedure, the surgeon sits at a console in the surgical suite and performs the surgery by moving the handles that control the robotic arms. His or her hand movements are replicated into smaller, more precise movements through instruments which offer better dexterity and precision than can be accomplished with human hands alone.

Robotic surgery procedures we offer

We are part of HCA Virginia's Institute of Robotic Surgery, an entity that has performed more robotic surgeries than any other health system in Virginia. The experienced surgeons in our surgical unit perform a wide range of procedures using robot-assisted surgical technology, including but not limited to:

  • Abdominal procedures for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
  • Gynecologic surgeries, such as a hysterectomy
  • Knee replacement surgery

Patients can discuss robot-assisted surgery options with their primary care physician or referring physician.

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Robotic surgery benefits

Robot-assisted procedures are performed through extremely small incisions, resulting in several benefits for patients, including:

  • Less pain
  • Less trauma to areas surrounding the surgical site
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay

Preparing for surgery

Robotic surgeries are performed within LewisGale Hospital Montgomery's surgical unit, which can be accessed by following marked signs from the main entrance. After surgery, patients recover in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) before discharge.

Robotic surgery at HCA Virginia

Robotic-assisted surgery allows for small incisions and more control, creating access to detailed visuals while controlling robotic arms during procedures. This allows for minimally invasive procedures, offering fewer complications and a faster recovery.

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