Surgical services in Reston, Virginia

When you need surgery in northern Virginia, Reston Hospital Center offers expert surgical care close to home. We work in renovated operating suites with advanced surgical technology to provide inpatient and outpatient procedures—at our hospital and Reston Surgery Center.

Our surgeons are also trained in minimally invasive techniques to ensure you receive personalized care in a comfortable environment that promotes your health and recovery.

For more information about Reston Hospital Center's surgical services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (877) 689-3627.

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Advanced surgical treatment

Our surgical services give you the benefits of:

  • Incisionless, laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgical approaches to reduce your pain, scarring and recovery time
  • Skilled surgeons trained at some the nation's top medical schools
  • Surgical suites with advanced technology, including specialized robotic surgery platforms

Pioneering robotic surgery in northern Virginia

Because of our dedication to advanced surgical procedures, we were:

  • First hospital in Virginia to offer a robot-assisted surgical guidance system for spine surgery
  • First in northern Virginia to use a robotic system widely considered to be the most effective and least invasive surgical technology
  • First in Virginia to use robotic technology for knee replacement surgery

Our surgical specialties

We have board-certified surgeons across numerous specialties, including:

Bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Our bariatric surgeons offer a variety of procedures to help you lose weight. Many procedures can be performed with minimally invasive techniques, decreasing your recovery time. Your surgeon will help determine your candidacy for bariatric surgery and which type may be right for you.

Gastrointestinal surgery

The gastroenterology program at our hospital provides advanced technology, new therapies and minimally invasive surgery to treat gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. When needed, our gastroenterologists collaborate with other specialists, such as gynecologic surgeons, to perform rectal prolapse repairs and other complex procedures.


Through our neurological care program, we offer minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques, including interventional neuroradiology and robot-assisted brain surgery. Our robotic platform gives our neurosurgeons an enhanced view of the surgical site, improved surgical workflow and optimal precision during these procedures.

Orthopedic surgery

Whether you have sustained a sports injury or need a knee replacement, we offer a comprehensive orthopedic surgery program. We also offer minimally invasive robotic surgical technology for hip and knee replacements.

Spine surgery

With our robot-assisted surgical guidance system, our spine surgeons have enhanced planning, guidance and navigation during surgery. In fact, we are one of only a few hospitals in Virginia to offer robotic spine surgery and were the first to use this technology in the Mid-Atlantic region.

As part of our commitment to being a leader in robotic spine procedures, our hospital offers a Visiting Clinician Program. This surgical training program demonstrates best practices and innovative research methods to an exclusive group of spine surgeons from around the world. For our patients, this means the surgical techniques and expertise we use each day in our spine care program are valued by other leading physicians across the globe.

Other surgeries

To meet all your surgical needs, we also offer surgeons who specialize in:

Robot-assisted surgery

Reston Hospital Center is home to one of the Mid-Atlantic region's leading robotic surgery programs—the Institute for Robotics and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery. Here, we have invested nearly $9 million in technology, provided privileges to 48 surgeons and performed more than 5,400 robotic surgeries.

With robot-assisted technology, our highly trained surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures for:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Brain surgery
  • GI surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Benefits of robotic surgery

Although each robot-assisted surgical platform is different, each offers numerous benefits due to tiny incisions and increased surgical precision.

Benefits of robotic surgery typically include:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster recovery
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less scarring

Physical therapy and rehabilitation after surgery

Often, rehabilitation is an essential component of your recovery after surgery. If physical therapy and rehabilitation are needed, our therapists will begin working with you as soon as you are able. We also offer outpatient rehab services to support you in your recovery after you leave the hospital.

Your pre-admission visit before surgery

Once the date of your surgery has been set, you may get an appointment for a pre-admission interview and diagnostic testing. This appointment will provide us with vital information as we prepare for your procedure.

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • A summary of your drug allergies
  • Any advanced directives regarding your healthcare
  • ID card
  • Insurance card
  • List of medications and dosages (including supplements, herbal treatments and vitamins)

If you have questions about your pre-admission visit, please call our Preoperative Screening Unit at (703) 639-9427. This unit is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Surgery at HCA Virginia

Surgery is the medical treatment of diseases or injuries with instruments used to influence the body. Surgery is used to correct injuries and improve function as a medical necessity or on an elective basis, including some plastic surgery procedures.

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