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Robotic Surgery

Chester At Winchester Medical Center, we’re utilizing the latest technology to treat patients with complex conditions requiring advanced surgical techniques. We are the first hospital in our region to use the latest generation surgical robot, the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, to provide minimally invasive cancer treatment for our patients.

Led by our expert team of robotics-trained surgeons representing several surgical specialties, our Robotic Surgery program enables us to provide advanced, robot-assisted surgery to patients right here in the Shenandoah Valley.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

An extension of our comprehensive minimally invasive surgery offering at Winchester Medical Center, robotic surgery delivers an uncompromising level of steadiness and precision, and magnified 3D-HD visualization for the surgeon, which augments our ability to perform highly complex procedures through small incisions. This level of precision results in numerous benefits for the patient, including:

  • Less pain
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less bleeding, tissue damage and scarring
  • Fewer incisions – in some cases, a single small incision can be used to perform the entire surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays (1-2 day reduction)
  • Fewer complications
  • Lower incidence of infection
  • Reduced use of narcotic pain medication
  • Faster recovery

At Winchester Medical Center, we’re treating several types of cancer using advanced robot-assisted surgical techniques.

Surgical Oncology Robotic Arm

Colorectal Cancer

  • Colectomy
  • Rectal Resection

Esophageal Cancer

  • Esophagectomy

Small Intestine (Bowel) Cancer

  • Small Bowel Resection

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

  • Partial Gastrectomy

Pancreatic Cancer

  • Distal Pancreatectomy and Splenectomy

Thoracic Surgery

Lung Cancer

  • Lobectomy – For patients with non-small cell lung cancer in the early stages of the disease, the removal of one of the five lobes in the lungs may be the recommended course of treatment. Robotic-assisted lobectomy allows the thoracic surgeon to remove a portion of the lung with a high degree of precision and control while visualizing the procedure through a magnified 3D HD vision system. This advanced approach to lung cancer treatment typically results in less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery when compared to the traditional open approach to lobectomy.
  • Lung Wedge Resection
  • Decortication

Esophageal Cancer

  • Esophagectomy
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