Robotic-assisted surgery in Reston

Reston Hospital Center is home to the Mid-Atlantic region's most comprehensive robotic surgery program — the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery. To date, we have invested nearly $9 million, have provided privileges to 50 surgeons and have performed over 9,000 surgeries.

For more information about our robotic surgery services, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (877) 689-3627.

What is robotic surgery?

Robot-assisted surgery allows the highest trained surgeons to perform a variety surgeries with utmost precision and effectiveness. However, it’s important to understand that a robotic surgery system never makes an incision—or even a movement—on its own. Instead, your surgeon has extensive training and experience using robotic surgical equipment, and your surgeon remains in control of the robot at all times.

The medical staff assisting your surgeon have also undergone additional training on the specific system being used. The technology simply helps enhance your surgeon’s view of the surgical area and/or enables your surgeon to operate in small or hard-to-reach areas.

Your surgeon will discuss with you whether robot-assisted surgery is available for your procedure.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robot-assisted surgical platforms allow surgeons to make extremely small incisions. This provides numerous benefits to patients, including a faster recovery after surgery.

Additional benefits of robotic surgeries:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less need for postoperative pain medicine
  • Less time on the operating table
  • Less blood loss
  • Minimal scarring, because of smaller incisions
  • Faster recovery

Robotic-assisted surgery achievements

Our surgeons and clinical staff in Reston, Virginia, continuously collaborate on emerging technologies and techniques to deliver an enhanced surgical experience, reducing hospital stays and increasing recovery times. We've also become surgical pioneers and the first in northern Virginia to use surgical technologies, widely considered to be the most effective and least invasive for complex spine surgery, joint replacement, and brain surgery.

Explore our robotically-trained physicians to find the right surgeon for you.

Robotic-assisted surgery specialties

At Reston Hospital Center, robotic-assisted surgical technology is utilized for:

Multispecialty robotic-assisted surgery

Our multispecialty robotic surgery system is used to perform surgeries across numerous specialties ranging from weight loss surgery to urologic surgery. Surgeons practicing at Reston Hospital can perform gynecologic robotic surgery for patients with complex hysterectomies or uterine fibroids and offer gastrointestinal robotic surgery options for patients who may need a rectal prolapse repair or pelvic floor reconstruction.  Surgeons can also utilize this advanced technology for gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) or to perform lung and thoracic robotic surgery to treat conditions of the lungs, thymus gland and esophagus.

Robotic-assisted spine surgery

Members of our spine team performed the first spine surgery using the one of the leading robotic-assisted surgical guidance system in the Mid-Atlantic, and we are one of only a few hospitals in Virginia to offer this advanced system for spine surgery. With this technology, our surgeons have enhanced planning, guidance and navigation during spine surgery.

In addition to serving as a leader in robotic surgery, Reston Hospital offers a Visiting Clinician Program. This spine surgery training program demonstrates best practices, innovative research methods and more to an exclusive group of spine surgeons from around the world.

Robotic joint replacement surgery

If you have hip or knee pain and are looking into joint replacement surgery, there is a new option available at Reston Hospital. Our robotic-arm assisted technology assists orthopedic surgeons in treating osteoarthritis of the hip or knee and restoring your mobility and active lifestyle.

Our orthopedic care team in Reston uses this technology for:

Reston Hospital’s Clinical Observation Center also provides visiting surgeons a unique opportunity to view robotic assisted joint replacement procedures to help teach and train surgeons nationally.

Robotic-assisted brain surgery

Reston Hospital is proud to offer one of the latest advancements for robotic-assisted brain surgery. Using this technology, our neurosurgeons have a greater view of the surgical site, optimal precision and improved surgical workflow.

Preparing for your surgery

If you have a robot-assisted surgery scheduled at Reston Hospital, please visit our surgery page for guidelines on preparing for surgery.

Travel concierge guide: For out-of-town patients and family members

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Download the Travel Concierge Guide PDF

Reston Hospital Center is proud to offer an array of nationally recognized surgical services including one of the region’s most comprehensive robot-assisted surgery programs.

For family members of patients traveling from out-of-town or internationally, we have developed a travel concierge guide to help alleviate any additional stresses or concerns during you visit. Please utilize our helpful guide to schedule your stay in our beautiful city of Reston, Virginia.

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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