Single-port robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System

With just one incision that is less than one inch in length, surgeons at the George Washington University Hospital perform highly advanced laparoscopic and robotic single-port procedures through the bellybutton. This minimally invasive technique helps alleviate discomfort for patients, reduces blood loss shortens the hospital stay and minimizes scarring allowing for a quicker recovery.

Single-port Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures at GW Hospital:

  • Colon Resection
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Hysterectomy

Single-port Surgery Highlights from the Physicians at GW Hospital:

  • The GW Hospital Robotic Colorectal Program has earned the distinction as a Colorectal Epicenter. Surgeons from around the nation will visit the GW Hospital to learn from Dr. Vincent Obias, Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Obias is internationally known for one-inch single incision robotic surgery.
  • Dr. Cherie Marfori has helped pioneer innovative ways to perform procedures as common as hysterectomy and became one of the first Washington-area physicians to perform single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy. She is also interested in incorporating robotics into laparoscopic surgery to improve patient outcomes and shorten recovery.