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Dr. Timothy Kim

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Kim on attaining accreditation as a Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Kim works at SRC-accredited Center of Excellence, Virginia Hospital Center, in Arlington, Virginia. Dr.Kim received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and specializes in Urology. He is committed to providing his patients with the safest and most advanced surgical care.

Dr. Arif Ahmad

Renowned in the Long Island area for his impeccable track record of safety and success, Dr. Arif Ahmad has renewed his SRC accreditations as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Ahmad uses the da Vinci Robot, the most advanced surgical platform in the world and he was the first surgeon in the area to have performed the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the Robotic Assisted gastric bypass. Dr. Ahmad developed a new technique to prevent intestinal obstruction and a technique to detect leaks; both have been published in international Journals and adopted by surgeons worldwide.

St. Elizabeth Medical Center

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, part of the Mohawk Valley Health System, was the first SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery and the first Center of Excellence in Joint Replacement in the U.S. The surgeons and staff, including Dr. John Sullivan and Dr. Andrew Wickline, are dedicated to providing superior care to their joint replacement and orthopedic patients. Congratulations on your achievements, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and for your commitment to patient safety.

Dr. Janet Lee

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Lee on becoming an accredited Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Lee works at SRC-accredited Center of Excellence, United Hospital (Allina Health), in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from Harvard and studied medicine and surgery training at the University of Minnesota. She has a special interest in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, pelvic floor disorders, and colon and rectal cancer.

Dr. Andrew Wickline

Already SRC accredited as a Master Surgeon in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Andrew Wickline is now also a Master Surgeon in Joint Replacement. Dr. Wickline performs 600-700 surgeries per year and has the LOWEST complication rate in New York State. He has developed therapy-free recovery protocols for joint replacement patients that have drastically reduced the need for narcotic pain medications. These protocols have made recovery much easier and less painful for patients. Look for the seal, expect excellence.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Congratulations to Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on attaining accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Surgeon of Excellence, Dr. Akhilesh Sastry, along with the entire robotic department, delivers innovative care with compassion and a commitment to excellence. Portsmouth is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services, serving the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

Dr. Angela Rodriguez

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Rodriguez on becoming an accredited Surgeon of Excellence in Gender Confirmation Surgery at SRC-accredited Center of Excellence, Greenbrae Surgery Center. With over 14 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Rodriguez is dedicated to providing transgender and non-binary patients with the highest quality of surgical care. She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH.)

Lenox Hill Hospital

Already a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY, has now attained accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Lenox Hill’s surgeons and staff, including:

– Dr. Hayama Brill
– Dr. Maiquel Carrasco
– Dr. Soo Kwon
– Dr. Elena Pereira
– Dr. Jeannine Villella

are continuing the hospital’s long tradition of serving Manhattan’s residents and providing them with the most outstanding and innovative care.

Dr. Liza María Pompa Gonzalez

Dr. Liza María Pompa Gonzalez has been an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery since 2012. She is currently the Director and Lead Bariatric, Metabolic, and General Surgeon at LIMARP in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Gonzalez has performed over 3000 bariatric surgeries and was named a Leader in Obesity Awareness by Time Magazine in 2013. She was also a special guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, along with 10 of her patients, for being an inspiration to change lives. Dr. Gonzalez truly provides personalized, safe and unparalleled care to her patients.

Dr. Marco Rodas

Congratulations to Dr. Marco Rodas of LIMARP in Tijuana, Mexico on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rodas is chief plastic and cosmetic surgeon at LIMARP and brings over 20 years of experience specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He is board-certified and a member of the Mexican Association for Plastic, Esthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.