This month, Kaiser Permanente conducted its first robotic surgeries in the region with three hernia repairs at the Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center. Dr. Rahul Tevar, Medical Director of Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the District of Columbia and Suburban Maryland service area, performed the procedures using a new state-of-the-art surgical robot, poetically named the Intuitive da Vinci Xi.
The da Vinci surgical system allows our highly trained Permanente surgeons to perform operations that are less invasive using an advanced set of instruments and a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area. This cutting-edge technology lets Permanente surgeons do procedures in the Ambulatory Surgery Center that could previously only be performed at one of our premier hospitals,1 saving members who need these procedures both time and money.
Kaiser Permanente is excited to expand its use of robotics to safely and precisely perform general, urologic, and gynecologic procedures in the Ambulatory Surgery Center and broaden our scope of minimally invasive surgery at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States with benefits to our patients, including less scarring, reduced pain and risk of infection, and shorter recovery times.
1Premier hospitals are independently owned and operated hospitals, and they contract with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.