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. To date, we have invested nearly $9 million, have provided privileges to 48 surgeons and have performed over 5,400 surgeries.

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

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 with the following achievements:

  • First in northern Virginia to use the da Vinci® Xi robot, widely considered to be the most effective and least invasive surgical technology
  • First hospital in the state to offer Mazor X Stealth Edition, a robotics-assisted surgical guidance system for spine surgery
  • First total knee replacement in Virginia using the Mako Robotic Technology
  • First regional facility in the HCA Healthcare system to use the Bright Matter and Modus V technology for brain surgery

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. We perform gynecologic robotic surgery for patients with complex hysterectomies and offer gastrointestinal robotic surgery options for patients who need a rectal prolapse repair or pelvic floor reconstruction.

If a patient needs a gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), Reston Hospital surgeons have the technology to perform single-site urologic robotic surgery.

In addition, our surgeons perform lung and thoracic robotic surgery to treat conditions of the lungs, thymus gland and esophagus.

Reston Hospital's kidney surgeons use Firefly fluorescence 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 performed the first spine surgery using the Mazor X robotic-assisted surgical guidance system in the Mid-Atlantic, and we are one of only a few hospitals 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

Reston Hospital is 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 in Reston uses this technology for: