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Colorectal Robotic Surgery
“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

“Virginia Hospital Center was one of the first hospitals in the region to fully embrace robotic surgery. Over the years, as the technology has improved, the Hospital has continued to invest in the depth of our program.” — Robert Mordkin, MD, FACS, Director of Robotic Surgery.

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.

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

Surgery for the 21st Century

The da Vinci Xi represents the most advanced robotic surgical platform yet developed. Since its installation at Virginia Hospital Center this summer, it already exceeds expectations for use. As a result, the Hospital is planning to add a second da Vinci Xi later this year. The advanced design provides the surgeon with unobstructed access to the patient, thanks to the placement of the overhead arm. Longer instrument shafts are designed to give surgeons greater reach during the operation. The smaller, thinner arms each have two “elbow” joints for greater range of motion. The Xi is much more facile than our hands. The instruments rotate 360 degrees, enabling the surgeon to get around turns that human hands cannot manage.

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

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

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