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Posted on Sep 06, 2018

Reston, Virginia, Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery at Reston Hospital Center has announced the launch of its Visiting Clinician Program (VCP) for robotic assisted spine surgery using the Mazor X Robotic system, a partnered program with Medtronic. The VCP at Reston Hospital Center will be led by Dr. Christopher Good, spinal surgeon at the Virginia Spine Institute (VSI). As the Director of Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity Surgery at VSI, Dr. Good is at the forefront of spine surgery and has performed the Mid-Atlantic’s first and most advanced procedures using robotic assisted technology at Reston Hospital Center.

“Our team has been leading the way in implementing the latest in surgical innovations for years,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of HCA’s Northern Virginia Market and Reston Hospital Center. “Consistently providing excellent patient care and superior results, Reston Hospital Center has become recognized as a destination that surgeons from around the world come to train.”

The VCP at Reston Hospital Center is designed to enable spine surgeons from around the world to see the technology while learning best practices for implementation in another facility or surgical program.

A visit to the program includes a case observation, as well as an opportunity to complete a training curriculum and to spend time with Dr. Good, learning the technology and how its best applied in complex cases. Visiting surgeons will also be exposed to the daily operations of running a comprehensive robotic surgery program from the administrative perspective, while having the opportunity to speak with leadership from the surgical services area.

Our research is showing that this robotic technology can decrease radiation to patients in the operating room, as well as improve the safety for patients having spine surgery,” said Dr. Christopher Good. “The launch of this Visiting Clinician Program at Reston Hospital Center is just one more step toward ensuring that our patients have the safest and most advanced treatment available to them; and, now, I have the pleasure of giving the same opportunity to surgeons around the world.”

The robotic assisted technology is used for pre-planning minimally invasive as well as complex spinal reconstruction procedures. It allows spine surgeons to precisely plan out the desired surgery and to carry out the procedure with a high degree of confidence and accuracy.

About Reston Hospital Center

Part of HCA Virginia Health System, Reston Hospital Center is a 187-bed, acute-care medical and surgical facility that has garnered high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence.  Reston Hospital Center is home to the region’s newest Level II Trauma Center and the most comprehensive robotic surgery in the Mid-Atlantic. Statewide, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals and more than 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is Virginia’s fourthlargest private employer, provides $190.8 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $72.6 million in taxes annually. For more information about Reston Hospital Center visit

Erin Echelmeyer
Reston Hospital Center