Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Hoag

At Hoag, robotic-assisted surgery is becoming the standard of care for many procedures in a range of treatment areas at Hoag, including cancer, women’s, cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgery.
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National Leader in Robotic Surgery

Hoag is a national leader in the field of robotic-assisted surgery, recently joining a small and accomplished group of only 10 medical centers in the U.S. to complete its 20,000th procedure using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Achieving this major milestone demonstrates the significant growth of this type of minimally invasive surgery and Hoag’s commitment to excellence and improving the health and well-being of our patients. Hoag continues to exceed clinical benchmarks and guidelines for robotic-assisted surgery. Hoag is a renowned leader with 12 surgical specialties, almost 70 nurses and surgical technicians, and 47 surgeons contributing to the program.


With nine da Vinci® robots available at its Newport Beach and Irvine hospital campuses, Hoag has a 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, more precise 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 many procedures in a range of treatment areas at Hoag, including cancer, women’s, cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgery.

In cancer treatment, robotics has transformed the way surgeons approach certain gynecologic, urologic, lung, head and neck, pancreatic 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 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.

Hoag is proud to be one of the few Interventional Pulmonology programs in the U.S. to offer Ion Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy. It’s a robot-enabled technique that allows for safe, minimally invasive collection of tissue samples for biopsy by passing instruments down the windpipe, even when lesions are deep in the lungs. Ion’s thin and maneuverable catheter allows clinicians to reach small lesions in all 18 segments of the lung, without invasive surgery or needle biopsies that puncture the skin.

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


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.

Hoag’s Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program features over 42 surgeons trained among 12 different surgical specialties and nearly 70 nurses and surgical technicians all dedicated to improving the quality of care for patients. 

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

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