Robot-assisted surgery in Reston

Reston Hospital Center is home to the Mid-Atlantic region's most comprehensive robotic surgery program—the Institute for Robotics and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Our surgeons and clinical staff in Reston, Virginia, continuously collaborate on emerging technologies and techniques to deliver an enhanced surgical experience, resulting in shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.

For more information about our robotic surgery services, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (877) 639-3627.

Reston Hospital was the first in Northern Virginia—and the second in the state of Virginia—to successfully perform surgery using the new da Vinci Xi® robot. Additionally, we are the only hospital in Virginia to offer Mazor X robotic-assisted surgical guidance for spine surgery, and we were the first in the nation to acquire a second Mazor X.

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

Benefits of robotic surgery

Although each robot-assisted surgical platform is different, each offers numerous benefits due to the tiny incisions and the increased surgical precision. Benefits of robotic surgery typically include:

  • Lower rate of major complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less scarring
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Faster recovery

Multispecialty robotic surgery

We use the da Vinci® robotic surgery system to perform surgeries across numerous specialties, including:

Reston Hospital's kidney surgeons use Fireflyfluorescence during da Vinci® robotic surgery for partial nephrectomy (kidney removal). This additional imaging system offers:

  • A more detailed picture of kidney blood flow
  • A more clear distinction between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue

With da Vinci® Single-Site® surgery, our doctors use leading-edge precision instruments to deliver a virtually scarless result. Single-site surgery is performed through one small incision in the belly button.

Single-site surgery is currently available for the following procedures:

  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hysterectomy
  • Uterine fibroid removal

Robotic spine surgery

Members of our spine team were the first in the Mid-Atlantic region to perform spine surgery using the Mazor X robotic-assisted surgical guidance system, and we are the only hospital in Virginia to offer Mazor X 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 surgical training program demonstrates best practices, innovative research methods and more to an exclusive group of spine surgeons from around the world.

Robotic brain surgery

We are proud to offer the latest advancement for robot-assisted brain surgery—Synpative's BrightMatter product suite and the Modus V robotic arm. Using this technology, our neurosurgeons have a greater view of the surgical site, optimal precision and improved surgical workflow.

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. The Mako® 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 uses this technology for: