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S.Atlantic : Dominican Republic Names First Robotic Surgery Unit
Submitted by SARTMA.com (Juanita Brock) 04.03.2014 (Article Archived on 01.04.2014)

This week, world-renowned robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, joined President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to inaugurate and unveil the first Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS), pioneering robotic surgery in the Dominican Republic. While there, Dr. Samadi was honored for his humanitarian efforts in prostate cancer, and performed the first-ever robotic prostate surgery in the Dominican Republic.



Dominican Republic Names First Robotic Surgery Unit in Recognition of World-Renowned Surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD

NEW YORK, NY--( Feb 28, 2014) - This week, world-renowned robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, joined President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to inaugurate and unveil the first Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS), pioneering robotic surgery in the Dominican Republic. While there, Dr. Samadi was honored for his humanitarian efforts in prostate cancer, and performed the first-ever robotic prostate surgery in the Dominican Republic.

"I am pleased to be part of the first robotic institute and medical advancement at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS)," said Dr. Samadi, prostate cancer treatment expert and Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. "The new Institute and the acquisition of the Da Vinci Surgical System will bring tremendous life-saving opportunities to patients throughout the Caribbean."

The new Samadi Robotic Institute at HOMS is comprised of four state-of-the-art operating rooms to be lead by surgeons Dr. Rafael Sánchez Español, Dr. Juan Felix Chaplain, Dr. José Alvarez Torres, and Dr. Hector Sanchez Navarro. The experienced laparoscopic surgeons traveled to the Da Vinci Surgical facilities in Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona for training in the latest robotic surgery techniques. The Samadi Robotic Institute at HOMS will serve patients in need of urologic, gynecologic, head, neck, oncology, and general robotic surgery.

"Robotic surgery expertise builds with time," said Dr. Samadi who, like the HOMS surgeons, began his robotics career as a proficient open and laparoscopic surgeon. "These new operating rooms and Da Vinci systems are an important step in the evolution of improved patient care here in the Dominican Republic. In the months and years to come, these surgeons will help patients achieve significant recovery benefits."

 

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