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Johnston-Willis Hospital

Surgical and Endoscopic Care

Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, we perform more da Vinci® robotic surgeries than any other single facility in Central Virginia. We are the first in Virginia and one of only three hospitals in the nation to be designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation.

The COERS designation recognizes hospitals and surgeons who demonstrate a commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care through a structured program to help robotic surgeons continuously improve quality of care and patient safety. Only physicians who meet these stringent qualifications and demonstrate proven aptitude through surgical experience are invited to be part of COERS.

The founding member surgeons of our program are:

The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery offers a variety of surgical specialties including thoracic, colorectal, general gynecology, gynecological oncology, general surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), urology, and urogynecology.

We perform hundreds of procedures annually using the da Vinci® Surgical System, making the HCA Virginia network the highest volume and most experienced robotic program in Virginia.

Learn More About the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery


Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor. The endoscope can either be inserted orally or rectally, depending on the part of the gastrointestinal tract that requires an exam.

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, we have five dedicated endoscopy suites, which are separate from our traditional operating rooms. Here we perform procedures such as bronchial thermoplasty, cancer staging, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).