Robotic surgery enables our surgeons to perform surgery through tiny incisions, providing a safe and less-invasive alternative to open surgery, which requires larger incisions. Smaller incision means faster healing time, so you can get back to your life more quickly. Benefits of Robotic Surgery Faster recovery time Less pain Less blood loss Shorter hospital stay Fewer complications Less scarringWhy choose Sentara Leigh Hospital for robotic surgery? Sentara is a pioneering institution in the development of robotic surgery. First using the da Vinci surgical robot in July 2004, the robotic program at Sentara has grown to using three high-tech robots for a variety of minimally-invasive surgeries. Our physicians are board-certified and experienced in robotic surgery. Sentara Leigh Hospital currently offers robotic surgery for gynecology and gynecology-oncology procedures, and will soon offer thoracic and general surgery.For more information To learn more about the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at Sentara Leigh Hospital, or to find a Sentara physician performing robotic surgery, call 1-800-SENTARA.