DULLES, VA – Dr. George Iskander and the Minimally Invasive Surgical Team at StoneSprings Hospital Center recently performed the hospital’s first single-site hysterectomy. Using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System®, Dr. Iskander performed the complex procedure through one single incision in the belly button.

“Compared to traditional hysterectomy, single-site procedures typically offers patients less scarring, less post-operative pain and a shorter recovery time," said Dr. George Iskander. “I’m very excited to be able to offer this procedure to the community and looking forward to supporting the robotics program at StoneSprings.”

Unlike traditional laparoscopic surgery, which requires about four incisions, the single-site hysterectomy uses a single one-inch incision. Using tiny instruments and a specialized 3D camera, the surgeon sits at a console with a high-definition, 3D view of the anatomy for improved precision, accuracy and control.

The benefits of a single-site hysterectomy include:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced trauma to body
  • Minimal scarring
  • Short hospital stay (usually about 24 hours)
  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

Dr. Iskander is among a small group of surgeons across the country to be fellowship trained to perform this advanced procedure and has performed almost 200 single-site surgeries.

“This is the way of the future and StoneSprings Hospital Center is proud to be at the forefront by leading the way in robotic-assisted surgery,” said Lance Jones CEO at StoneSprings Hospital Center. “Our goal is to provide safe, high-quality care to patients by improving accuracy, outcomes and the overall patient experience.”

For more information about robotic surgery at StoneSprings Hospital Center, visit StoneSpringsHospital.com.