StoneSprings Establishes Xi Robotic Training Site

StoneSprings Hospital Center has established the only Xi Robotic Training Epicenter for general surgery in Northern Virginia.

It is one of only 40 general surgery epicenters in the world and the second in Virginia.

“I’m proud to be a part of the Epicenter at StoneSprings Hospital Center. This speaks volumes to the support of not only the surgical team, but also the administrative team here,” Dr. C. Bernard Cross stated. “Being an Epicenter allows us to help train fellow surgeons in advanced surgical techniques, which ultimately means helping more patients achieve minimally invasive surgery with excellent outcomes, less pain and return to normal life sooner.”

Led by Cross, the center will host surgeons from across the nation as they study specialized surgical techniques by observing robotic surgeries in action in the da Vinci operating suite.

“It’s our goal to remain at the forefront of surgical technology not only for the benefit of our surgeons, but also for our patients,” Dr. Timothy Shaver, medical staff president at StoneSprings Hospital Center, stated.

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