Washington Adventist Performs County's First Robotic Operation

The new procedure was approved by the FDA less than a year ago.


Washington Adventist Hospital performed the first da Vinci robotic single-site operation in Montgomery County Sept 7, only a year after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved single-site instruments for the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

The procedure was used to remove a patient's gallbladder through a single, one-inch incision made through the belly button.

“By making only one incision, patients experience virtually no scarring, minimal pain and a quick recovery,” said Bobby David, the general surgeon at Washington Adventist Hospital who performed the procedure.

During the procedure, surgeons control the robot from a console, using high definition cameras and miniature instruments to perform the operation.

Jim September 11, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Great news for patient safety. Now show me the cost of a daVinci assisted lap chole vs a traditional lap chole. Also how quick was the procedure?
Adriann R. September 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM
The photo attached to the article is not Washington Adventist Hospital. It is the Professional Building next door.


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