Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Now Home to da Vinci Robotic Surgery


December 14, 2016

Foothill Presbyterian Hospital now home to da Vinci robotic surgery

Glendora, Calif. – Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) is proud to announce that the first ever da Vinci robotic surgeries at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital were performed this month.

Dr. Jonathan Warner performed two prostatectomies on December 8 using this most advanced technology and the patients are reportedly doing very well.

Recent advances in robotic-assisted surgery have changed surgical practices and extended another option of minimally invasive surgery to patients. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System expands upon core features by enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest. The Xi has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology and general surgery.

Key features include a new overhead instrument arm designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any direction, a new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved vision definition and clarity; and smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer greater range of motion than ever before.

During a da Vinci procedure, the surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System. Seated at the surgeon console in the same room with the patient, the surgeon manipulates the EndoWrist instruments through small incisions in the patient’s body. This enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, dexterity and precision.

“Having a da Vinci robot at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital really enhances our ability to deliver high quality state of the art surgical care for the people of the San Gabriel Valley right where they live,” says Dr. Warner. “Nobody likes to be in the hospital, but adding LA traffic and the stress of being far away from loved ones for surgery makes it even worse. Now that there is a robot in Glendora, we are able to provide high quality surgeries for patients without the added stress of having to travel far away for care.”


Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) is a comprehensive hospital and health care system that includes Inter-Community Hospital in Covina, Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora and Citrus Valley Hospice and Citrus Valley Home Health, both in West Covina.

CVHP is known regionally for many programs, including its Citrus Valley Heart Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center, robotic surgery program, accredited diabetes treatment and education program, maternal and child health care and rehabilitation services for both children and adults. CVHP’s family of over 3,300 employees and nearly 1,000 physicians take pride in providing compassionate, quality patient care. CVHP was recently voted as the Best Hospital and the Best Place to Work in the East San Gabriel Valley.

To learn more about how CVHP is elevating health care in the communities they serve, please visit or via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, keyword: CVHP.

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