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da Vinci Robotic Surgery in Rockville
& Takoma Park, MD

The da Vinci Surgical System is now available to patients at Washington Adventist and Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Centers. The state-of-the-art robotic surgical system performs minimally invasive surgery and offers an alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopic surgery for complex procedures.

How it Works

Using the da Vinci, a specially trained surgeon makes tiny incisions, roughly the size of a dime, in the body and inserts miniaturized instruments and a high-definition camera. The surgeon sits nearby to manipulate the instruments and perform the operation. The robot translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments.

Benefits of da Vinci Surgery

To date, da Vinci has been used in tens of thousands of procedures. Compared to traditional surgeries, the system reduces blood loss, scarring and risk of infection and provides excellent cancer control. In addition, patients experience less pain, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay and recovery period and a quicker return to normal activities.

Read more about Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital becoming the first hospital in Montgomery County to perform single-site robotic surgery.

Medical Conditions Treated with da Vinci Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical Systems at Shady Grove Adventist and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospitals can treat a variety of medical conditions including:

  • prostate cancer,
  • pancreatic cancer,
  • gall bladder surgery,
  • endometriosis,
  • hysterectomy,
  • kidney cancer,
  • gynecologic cancers,
  • uterine fibroids,
  • bladder cancer and
  • pelvic floor conditions.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Read the stories of our robotic surgery patients to see what they’re saying about da Vinci robotic surgery:

Is da Vinci Surgery Right for You?

Talk to your doctor to find out if surgery with the da Vinci surgical system is right for you. Need a doctor? Find a doctor online or call our free physician referral service at 800-642-0101.

Surgery Locations

Adventist HealthCare surgical care locations include:

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
Rockville, MD
Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital
Takoma Park, MD
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da Vinci Robotic Surgeons

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
+ James Barter, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist
+ Jason Brodsky, MD, General Surgeon
+ Joshua Felsher, MD, General Surgeon
+ Barry Greene, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
+ Michael A. Isaacson, MD, Urologist
+ Min Kim, MD, General Surgeon
+ Thao Nguyen, MD, Urogynecologist
+ Vivek Patil, MD, Colorectal Surgeon
+ Aliya Poshni, MD, Gynecologist
+ Albert Steren, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist
+ David Wagar, MD, Gynecologist
+ Carolynn M. Young, MD, Gynecologist

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital
+ Jonathan Rhee, MD, Urologist & Medical Director of Robotic Surgery
+ Bobby David, MD, General Surgeon
+ Cynthia Plate, MD, General Surgeon
+ Arshad Sheikh, MD, Gynecologist
+ Oliver Kreitmann, MD, Gynecologist