ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Our operating rooms are now accommodating elective procedures.

As an added safety measure, all patients will be screened for COVID-19. If needed, your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed at a ChristianaCare laboratory three to five days before your procedure.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

da Vinci Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with extraordinary, state-of-the-art robotic precision.

For patients, benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain.
  • Less blood loss.
  • Less scarring.
  • Shorter recovery time.
  • A faster return to normal activities.
  • Better clinical outcomes.

What is robotic surgery?

Until the development of robotic surgery, surgical options consisted primarily of traditional surgery, which uses large incisions that the surgeon’s hand can fit through, or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions that the surgeon can fit tiny surgical instruments through. Unfortunately, while laparoscopy often produces the most desirable results because it is less invasive, it is not possible for some complex procedures.

Robotic surgery puts the surgeon at the controls of an incredibly precise instrument — the da Vinci — which allows him to perform the surgery through the smallest of incisions. This essentially extends the concept — and the benefits — of laparoscopic surgery to a range of procedures for which traditional laparoscopic surgery is not available.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4500