A minimally invasive robotic system

Widely considered to be the most effective and least invasive surgical technology available, the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System combines computer and robotic technologies to treat a broad range of conditions.

da Vinci® Robotic surgeries use tiny incisions, much smaller than those of traditional surgery, to insert miniature instruments and a high-definition 3-D camera. Your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3-D image of the surgical site while controlling the robotic equipment, which translates the surgeon's hand movements into precise movements to perform the operation.

Pioneering next generation robotic technology

Retreat Doctors' Hospital is the first and only hospital in Virginia to perform urological surgery using the latest robotic technology designed for single-incision surgery, the daVinci® SP Surgical System.

Recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the daVinci® SP Surgical System makes robotic laparoscopic, single-site surgery possible through a single incision, about one inch long. The new single port system provides our surgeons with more precision, a clearer image of the surgical field, as well as improved patient access.


Facing an upcoming surgery can be worrisome. You’re likely concerned about your down-time, the pain you’re facing, the scars that will linger and missing time from work. But when your surgeon decides that using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System is part of your surgical treatment, benefits can include:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions with minimal scarring

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