Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Celebrates 2,000 Successful daVinci Robotic Surgerieshttp://henricodoctors.secure.ehc.com/
November 16, 2010
Virginia’s #1 Provider
Richmond, VA, Nov. 16, 2010 - The Center for Surgical Innovation at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital hit an historic milestone today by completing the 2,000th operation using the daVinci® Robotic System. The procedure was performed by Dr. Danny Shaban at 11:30 am.
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital was the first hospital in the United States to perform general surgery using the daVinci Robotic system ten years ago. The computer-assisted surgical device was approved on Tuesday, July 11, 2000, by the United States Food and Drug Administration and Dr. William Kelley performed the first operation the next day.
As predicted ten years ago, the daVinci Robotic system has revolutionized surgery. Through a minimally invasive approach and greater precision, our surgeons are able to provide patients with less pain and a quicker recovery.
“We are proud to be Virginia’s leading provider of robotic surgery” said Patrick Farrell, CEO. “We have the top surgeons who are experts in their fields at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. They provide patients with advanced clinical care right here at a community hospital.”
Studies suggest that patients significantly increase their chances of survival by selecting surgeons who perform the operations frequently or by selecting centers with higher volumes. The data suggests that highly specialized, high volume hospitals consistently record better outcomes.
About Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, with campuses at 1602 Skipwith Road (Forest Campus), 7700 E. Parham Road (Parham Campus), and 2621 Grove Avenue (Retreat Hospital), is a 767-bed acute-care hospital offering state-of-the-art medical technology in a community hospital setting. Part of the HCA Virginia Health System, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital was named one of HealthGrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” in 2007, 2008 , 2009 and 2010. The Cancer Center at HDH is accredited by the American College of Surgeons with ten commendations and is a 2008 CoC New Program Outstanding Achievement Award recipient. HDH is a national leader in kidney transplants and robotic surgery. In addition, Henrico Doctors’ is the home of The Orthopaedic Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility on its Parham Campus. For more information on Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, visit us at www.henricodoctors.com.