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“As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and a Magnet® Hospital for Nursing, Virginia Hospital Center offers the best of everything for our patients. We are excited to welcome Dr. Rezac into our Physician Group and are confident in his abilities to significantly advance our capabilities in Colorectal Robotic Surgery.”
John R. Garrett, MD, FACS, Executive Director of Physician Operations, VHC Physician Group Chairman, Virginia Hospital Center Board of Directors.

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At the Forefront of Robotic Surgery


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The computer-enhanced da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with a magnified, three-dimensional view of the organ itself.

With da Vinci®, one of our highly skilled surgeons can perform an entire surgery from a console that offers 3-D viewing and three tiny tools that are inserted into the body. Once inside the tools become the eyes and hands of the surgeon. A small camera, provides a detailed and magnified view of the prostate. Miniature robotic “hands”, working with great precision at the surgeon’s command, allow a range of motion and a level of steadiness that is impossible for human hands to duplicate. The 3-D view makes it easier for the surgeon to see the nearby nerves and muscles that control continence and potency. And because the surgery is minimally invasive, patients typically begin walking the evening of surgery and usually begin a normal diet one day after surgery.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery:

  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
  • Less scarring

To learn more about da Vinci® surgeries performed by Virginia Hospital Center's surgeons, please click on the links below:

Robotic Colon Surgeries
Robotic Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy
Robotic Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Robotic Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Ureteropelvic Junction Repair
Robotic Radical Cystectomy
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy with Nerve Sparing
Other/Surgical Oncology Robotic Surgical Procedures
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

For more information, watch daVinciSurgery's patient education videos or go to www.davincisurgery.com.

Thanks to the Support of the Hospital's Donors!

“The Xi is a major acquisition for Virginia Hospital Center. Patients will experience less invasive surgery, which means smaller incisions, less time in the hospital, quicker recovery, and a swifter return to work. But this type of technology is very expensive. We made the investment because we want to provide our patients with the most innovative, leading-edge treatments possible. Thanks to the generous and ongoing financial support of Virginia Hospital Center Foundation donors, surgeries are already scheduled for the new Xi Robot, and plans are under way to bring in a second unit in 2018.” — Robert Mordkin, MD, Chief of Urology at Virginia Hospital Center and Director of Robotic Surgery. Read more

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Patient Success Story

Robert Unger's kidney cancer was discovered as an incidental finding on his annual chest CT scan. Kidney cancer is an area where robotic surgery has had a profound impact...

“I was lucky it was found so early. My doctor felt surgery to remove my entire kidney was too risky for me, considering my lung disease and my family history of diabetes..."
— Robert Unger, Berkeley Springs, WV

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