FEBRUARY 2014

New robotic surgical institute opens in Santiago

Samadi Robotic Surgical InstituteThe first Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute at the Hospital Metropolitano (HOMS)

World-renowned robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, joined President Danilo Medina this week 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 in Santiago, Dr. Samadi was honored for his humanitarian efforts in prostate cancer, and performed the first-ever robotic prostate surgery in the country.

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 Samadi Robotic Institute at HOMS is comprised of four state-of-the-art operating rooms to be led by surgeons Rafael Sanchez Español, Juan Felix Chaplain, Jose Alvarez Torres and 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.

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Dominican Republic Live, from dominicantoday.com, 04.03.14 / 11 a.m.

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