Robotic-assisted surgery at Hoag

Hoag has become a national leader in the field of robotic surgery. With a steadfast commitment to excellence and improving the health and well-being of our patients, Hoag exceeds clinical benchmarks and guidelines for robotic-assisted surgery.

Hoag is the fourth highest volume provider of both total robotic-assisted surgeries and gynecologic robotic-assisted surgeries in the nation, as well as the third highest volume of gynecologic oncology robotic procedures.

With five robots at its two hospital campuses: two da Vinci® Xi robots and two da Vinci® Si robots in Newport Beach, and one Xi robot in Irvine, Hoag has a very robust and successful robotic surgery program.

Robotic-assisted surgery is significantly impacting the way surgeons approach many procedures and, in many cases, it can mean faster recovery time and less pain. The robot allows surgeons to use the same motions and skills as they would in an open procedure, but with smaller incisions. High-definition 3D video gives surgeons accurate depth perception and very clear vision of the operation.

At Hoag, robotic-assisted surgery is becoming the standard of care for procedures across a spectrum of areas including cancer, gynecologic surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and general surgery.

In cancer treatment, robotics has transformed the way surgeons approach certain gynecologic, urologic, lung, and colorectal tumors.

Robotics is also used in benign gynecologic conditions, including procedures to treat endometriosis, pelvic pain, and uterine fibroids as well as to perform hysterectomies. As a result, many of these surgeries have become outpatient procedures, minimizing pain and discomfort, and eliminating the need for a hospital stay.

Mitral valve repair surgery is another procedure in which robotics may be an alternative. With this advanced surgical system, surgeons can forgo an open-chest procedure to perform a valve repair instead of a full replacement, which studies have shown is more beneficial to the patient.

Across disciplines, Hoag surgeons continue to embrace robotics to improve the quality of care for those they serve.

Hoag has been designated a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) from the Surgical Review Corporation.

The designation recognizes hospitals and surgeons who demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care. The program is structured to help robotic surgery providers continuously improve care quality and patient safety.

The following Hoag surgeons have earned the COERS designation:

Lisa Abaid, M.D., gynecology and gynecologic oncology

John (Jeb) Brown, M.D., medical director for minimally invasive gynecology, gynecology and gynecologic oncology

Matthew Clark, M.D., urogynecology

Colin Joyo, M.D., thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery

Moses Kim, M.D., urology

Alberto A. Mendivil, M.D., gynecology and gynecologic oncology

Charles Moniak, M.D., gynecology

Peter Wang, M.D., general surgery

Jeffrey Yoshida, M.D., Benjamin & Carmela Du Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology, urology

Patients can take comfort in knowing they are not only in a place that has the best technology and most renowned surgeons health care has to offer, but that they are also receiving the best possible treatment.