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Minimally Invasive Surgery Research

Children’s National Medical Center’s Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation is committed to pursuing a common goal to make pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain-free. By combining research and clinical work in this area, the institute is developing knowledge, tools, and procedures that will benefit children in the Washington region, across the country, and around the world.

One these tools is being used by Children’s National’s robotic surgery team. Led by international robotic surgery expert Craig Peters, MD, the robotic surgery team uses the da Vinci® Surgical System to provide a minimally invasive surgical option for children. Through research in minimally invasive surgery, the team’s goal is to further develop technology to make it even more useful to children with quicker recovery times, lest post op discomfort and better results overall.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Research - Departments & Programs - Children's National Medical Center