Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Expands Robotic Surgery Capabilities

New Technology Provides Patients with the Latest in Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

With the surgeon in control, the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Alexandria, VA – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) is pleased to announce the expansion of its robotic surgery capabilities with the addition of the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, which arrived earlier this month. This state-of-the-art equipment will further streamline surgeries and treatments, enhancing the patient experience.

“We are thrilled to offer our patients the latest in minimally invasive surgical treatment,” said Hiral Patel, MD, board-certified general surgeon at Inova who is specially trained in robotic surgery. “Patients who have robotic-assisted surgery often recover faster, have less postoperative pain, require less narcotics and have fewer complications compared to those who have open or laparoscopic surgeries.”

Robotic-assisted surgery puts the surgeon’s hands at the controls of a robotic platform so refined that even the most complex, delicate procedures can be performed through very small incisions with unmatched precision. The platform acts as an extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands, giving the physician 3-D magnified vision and 360° dexterity with four robotic arms, resulting in more effective, precise surgical movements.

“Providing robotic-assisted surgeries to our patients is part of IMVH’s focus on growing services for the communities we serve,” said Roberta Tinch, IMVH President and Administrator of Inova musculoskeletal services. “It is vital that we provide our patients with the latest advances in treatment options to ensure our patients receive the world-class healthcare we promise every time, every touch.” In 2021, IMVH announced the arrival of MAKO SmartRobotics for hip and knee procedures. With the addition of the da Vinci® Xi™, IMVH can now offer minimally invasive procedDr. Patel, board-certified general surgeon, and IMVH’s surgical team gear up to perform their first case in a few weeks.ures for various general, colorectal, gynecological and urological surgeries.

Dr. Patel, board-certified general surgeon, and IMVH’s surgical team gear up to perform their first case in a few weeks.

About Inova
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000 team members care for patients through more than two million visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.

Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.

Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information about Inova can be found at

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