Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian completed its 15,000th robotic surgery and received a special designation, officials announced on Jan. 29.

The local facility is one of the only hospitals in the nation to complete this volume of robotic surgery, according to officials.

Hoag also recently received a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery designation from Surgical Review Corporation. It was the first in Southern California to employ the technology and now has six robots at its two hospital campuses:Five da Vinci Xi robots in Newport Beach, and one Xi robot in Irvine.

Both are significant milestones, Hoag President and CEO Robert Braithwaite said in a prepared statement.

“While robotics is still just one tool in a surgeon’s tool box, this advanced technology allows our physicians to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care.”

For more information, visit surgicalreview.org or hoag.org.