Single Port Surgery

GW Hospital offers single-port robotic surgery using the daVinci® Surgical System Down from six to four to just ONE incision less than one inch in length – surgeons at GW Hospital perform highly advanced laparoscopic and robotic single-port procedures through the bellybutton. This minimally invasive technique helps alleviate discomfort for patients, reduces blood loss, shortens length of hospital stay, and minimizes scarring allowing for a quicker recovery. Single-port Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures at GW Hospital:

  • Colon Resection
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Hysterectomy

Single-port Surgery Highlights from the Physicians at GW Hospital:

  • Dr. Fred Brody was the first in the DC Metropolitan Region to perform a Single-Site gall bladder removal using the daVinci Robot.
  • The GW Hospital Robotic Colorectal Program has earned the distinction as a Colorectal Epicenter. Surgeons from around the nation will visit the GW Hospital Center for Robotic Surgery to learn from Dr. Vincent Obias, Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Obias is internationally known for one-inch single incision robotic surgery.
  • As Director of the GW Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, Dr. Robinson was the first surgeon in the DC Metro region to perform a robotic single port hysterectomy.
  • Dr. Marfori has helped pioneer innovative ways to perform procedures as common as hysterectomy and became one of the first Washington-area physicians to perform single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy. She is also interested in incorporating robotics into laparoscopic surgery to improve patient outcomes and shorten recovery. Dr. Marfori completed GW’s first post-graduate fellowship in minimally invasive GYN surgery under the tutelage of Dr. James Robinson.

Physician Profiles

Fred Brody, MD

Fred Brody, MD is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and a professor of surgery. Dr. Brody completed a Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center and was a...

Cherie Q. Marfori, MD, FACOG

Cherie Q. Marfori, MD, FACOG, specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) and completed GW’s first post-graduate fellowship in MIGS under the tutelage of Dr. James Robinson. She...

Gaby Moawad, MD

Gaby Moawad, MD, is an Obstetrician Gynecologist and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Moawad completed an American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)...

Vincent Obias, MD

Vincent Obias, MD, is Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Obias graduated from James...

James K. Robinson, MD, MS

James K. Robinson, MD, MS is a board certified OB/GYN who performs minimally invasive laparoscopic and hysteroscopic gynecologic procedures including myomectomy, pelvic prolapse repair, excision...