Surgical Services At GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±
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When it comes to surgery, the team at the George Washington University ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± is ready to use the most advanced tools and techniques that make procedures more precise and recovery easier for patients.
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Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Surgeons at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± are recognized for performing and developing sophisticated minimally invasive surgical techniques that are revolutionizing surgery. To best meet the varied surgical needs of patients, they can perform minimally invasive procedures in a range of treatment areas including urology, colorectal, neurosurgery, oncology, thoracic, heart and vascular, ear, nose and throat and allergy, orthopedics and OB/GYN.
When traditional surgery was used in the past, patientsÂ spentÂ several days in theÂ hospital withÂ weeks ofÂ recoveryÂ and largeÂ scars. Minimally invasive procedures enable surgeons to operate through small, pencil-sized incisions using lasers, laprascopes or endoscopes (thin, lighted tubes)Â so patients experience fewer complications, smaller scars, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.Â
Even with minimally invasive procedures, surgeons can have difficultyÂ accessingÂ desired areas of the body at times and their range of motions may be limited because of the techniques used. Robotic surgery, which uses 3D rotation and magnification tools, solves these issues by giving surgeons greater access to confined spaces of the body.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± was the first in the region to offer patients robotic surgery procedures using the sophisticated da Vinci Surgical System. GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± has one of the largest robotic thoracic programs in the world and one of the regionâ€™s largest robotic prostate cancer programs. In addition, the Robotic Colorectal Program has earned the distinction of being named a Colorectal Epicenter.
Special Areas of Surgery
The surgical staff at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± has the experience and knowledge to perform procedures to treat the simplest to the most complex diseases. The surgeons at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± areÂ recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical knowledgeÂ and offer the most comprehensive care for the treatment of digestive disease in the national capital area.Â In particular, surgeons at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± excel in the following areas:
Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
Depending on your condition and type of procedure, you will be admitted to the hospital for inpatient surgery or your operation will be performed at the Surgery Center at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±, where you can have surgery and leave the same day.Â
While inpatient surgeries require a stay at the hospital, medical professionals at GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± work to make sure patients have a comfortable hospital stay and quick recovery by quality medical care.
Outpatient surgery is the preferred alternative for many patients and their surgeons.Â The Surgery Center at The George Washington University ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± is one of the most respected private outpatient surgery centers in the Washington metropolitan area.Â Patients typically spend five to six hours at the center and can usually return home to recuperate in the comfort of their own home.