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PVHMC is the First Hospital in the Region to Offer Outpatient Robotic Surgery

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PVHMC is the First Hospital in the Region to Offer Outpatient Robotic Surgery

With the purchase of a second state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgical system, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is the first Hospital in the Inland Empire (IE) to offer robotic surgery in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

Certain robotic surgeries that used to be done in the main Hospital operating room are now performed in the beautiful Robert and Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion.

“We’re the first Hospital in the IE to offer robotic procedures on an outpatient basis, includingrobot surgery gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, hysterectomy and other gynecologic surgeries,” said PVHMC Director of Surgical Services Martha Soto, MSN, RN, CNOR. “The Outpatient Pavilion offers a comfortable, convenient and more relaxing experience for patients, in a space filled with natural light and soothing colors.”

The Hospital’s first da Vinci robotic surgical system was moved to the Outpatient Pavilion and its newest robotic system has been installed in the main Hospital operating room for larger, more complex cases. Colon resections, bariatric surgeries, urology surgeries, lung surgeries and other thoracic procedures can now be done with this minimally invasive robotic technology.

“The new high-definition 3D equipment is the most advanced robotic technology currently available,” Martha said. “It allows surgeons deeper access into the abdomen and chest, where they can operate with better precision through just a few small incisions.”

The new robotic system also provides better maneuverability for the physician and surgical team, shortening procedure times and minimizing the length of time a patient is under anesthesia.

“Robotic surgery reduces the patient’s time in the Hospital, as well as their recovery time, and minimizes many of the costs and complications of open procedures,” Martha said. “We’re thrilled to offer it on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.”

For more information on the da Vinci Surgical System at PVHMC, visit To make a gift supporting new technology at PVHMC, please contact Glenda Ferguson at, call 909.865.9659 or go online at