Robotic Surgery

surgeonFIRST in DC to have the daVinci® Surgical System, surgeons at The George Washington University Hospital Center for Robotic Surgery have mastered the robot, performing nearly 3,000 robotic procedures:

Learn about robotic surgery through interactive animations and fact sheets >

What makes a talented surgeon exceptional?

Maximum precision, 360 degree rotation, 3D magnification:

Learn more about the technology and benefits of robotic surgery with Farid Gharagozloo, MD and Farzad Najam, MD, authors of the first book on robotic surgery >

The GW Hospital Center for Robotic Surgery has one of the largest robotic thoracic programs in the world, one of the region’s largest robotic prostate cancer programs, and has performed more than 2,700 robotic surgery procedures.

Maximum precision, 360 Rotation, 3D Magnification

Minimally invasive surgical techniques allows surgeons to operate through small incisions or existing body openings, rather than use the large incisions required in traditional open surgery. In conventional laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures, a surgeon’s vision, access and range of motion are limited because of the way surgical instruments enter the body.

The da Vinci Surgical System helps alleviate that problem by allowing surgeons to maneuver into confined spaces within the body with 3D magnification while providing a greater range of motion and precision with specialized instruments.

The Benefits Of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery provides a number of benefits to patients, including:

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss and reduced need for transfusions
  • Less postoperative pain and discomfort
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery and return to work
  • Less scarring and improved cosmetics
  • More precise surgery

Are You A Candidate For Robotic Surgery?

Not all procedures can be done robotically, and not all patients are candidates for procedures that can be performed robotically. If you would like to know if your surgery can be performed with the da Vinci Surgical System, contact us about your condition, using the form at the bottom of this page, and a surgeon will help determine if you may be a candidate for robotic surgery. The response you receive will be only a guideline. Only your surgeon can decide if your procedure can be performed robotically.

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The GW Hospital Robotic Video Center provides you with easy access to online videos of each GW robotic surgeon. Learn about the benefits of robotic surgery and why GW Hospital is your first choice for robotic surgery.
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Learn about robotic surgery through interactive animations and fact sheets.
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Named a
Colorectal Epicenter

Vincent ObiasVincent Obias, MD
Director, Division of Colorectal Surgery

The GW Hospital Robotic Colorectal Program has earned the distinction being named a Colorectal Epicenter. Surgeons from around the nation will visit the GW Center for Robotic Surgery and learn from Vincent Obias, MD.

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