All posts by Michelle Elder

St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center, part of the CHI Franciscan health care system in Tacoma, Washington, has renewed its commitment to championing women’s health and wellness as an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. St. Joseph offers advanced laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical procedures to help women who face endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, hysterectomies and other gynecologic conditions.

Patients can expect the highest level of care and patient safety from St. Joseph and its affiliated Surgeons of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology:

-Dr. Elaine Y. Chang
-Dr. Theresa Lynn Froelich
-Dr. Irene Grias
-Dr. Annika Malmberg
-Dr. Dwight Poehlmann
-Dr. Robert J Snyder
-Dr. William Su W
-Dr. Julius Szigeti II

Parkview Health

Parkview Health offers more robotic surgery options than any other hospital in the northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio region. As an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, patients can expect outstanding care, smaller incisions and greater precision in practice areas that use robots, including urology, gynecology, colorectal, cardiothoracic and general surgery.

The following Parkview physicians are also recognized as Surgeons of Excellence in Robotic Surgery for their expertise and unwavering dedication to patient safety:

-Dr. Hisham Elhassan
-Dr. Sean Garrean
-Dr. Scott Goodrich
-Dr. Joseph A. Greenlee III
-Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt Herber
-Dr. Judith Kennedy
-Dr. Nicholai Kiehl
-Dr. Francisco Javier Reyes Martin
-Dr. Iwona Podzielinkski
-Dr. Steven Tanner
-Dr. Donald Urban

Dr. Diljeet Singh

Congratulations to Dr. Diljeet Singh for earning recognition as a Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery at Center of Excellence Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Singh has more than 20 years of experience as a specialist in gynecologic oncology and speaks multiple languages, including Punjabi. Her patients review her highly by commenting, “Dr. Singh is an amazing and trustworthy doctor. She is compassionate and extremely educated in her field.”

Dr. Osama Osman Ali Khalil

Dr. Osama Osman Ali Khalil is recognized as an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for providing excellent care and upholding the highest patient safety standards. He practices at El Nahar Specialized Hospital in Cairo, Egypt, where his vision is to “eliminate obesity all over the world and achieve many success stories from every country.” He provides each patient with individualized care and treatment plans, and ensures that follow-ups are no less important than the operation. To learn more about Dr. Osama Khalil’s practice, visit

Dr. Ivanor Alba

SRC is proud to recognize Dr. Ivanor Alba as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has more than 25 years of experience as a surgeon in Brazil where he is the manager of the integrated obesity treatment center Clínica Cirúrgica LIVEN . His patients review him highly for his professionalism, compassion and excellent care and results. Look for the seal, expect excellence.

Dr. Hector Sanchez Navarro

Dr. Hector Sanchez Navarro has met the highest patient safety and quality care standards as an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He offers minimally invasive procedures using the latest technology to help patients recover faster and increase their quality of life. Patients can expect individualized care and compassion for their unique needs from Dr. Sanchez Navarro who is also an accredited Surgeon of Excellence at Hospital HOMS Santiago RD. Visit Dr. Héctor Sánchez Navarro to schedule a comprehensive evaluation and discuss the most effective treatment options.

Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago

The largest hospital in the Dominican Republic, Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago, has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It’s team of physicians are dedicated to helping patients improve their overall health and confidence through surgical procedures including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding. SRC-accredited Master Surgeon and Surgeon of Excellence Dr. Héctor Sánchez Navarro comprehensively treats patients by understanding their unique causes of obesity and the physical and emotional factors involved. His goal is to ensure the highest safety and quality standards are met to help ensure a successful recovery.

Clínica Vida Vale

Clínica Vida Vale is recognized for meeting internationally-recognized patient safety and quality care standards as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation. To earn this accreditation, Clínica Vida Vale passed a rigorous site inspection involving its physicians and surgical team. The Clinic has performed more than 500 bariatric surgeries using the latest technological advancements in the field. Patients can expect world-class care from Surgeon of Excellence Dr. Alexandre Marotta and his team who holistically and actively treat and research obesity.

Mount Sinai South Nassau

Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, New York has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology for progressing women’s health care. South Nassau’s compassionate team, including Surgeons of Excellence Dr. Nicholas Tarricone and Dr. Alan D. Garely, implement the latest tools and technology to perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.

-Dr. Nicholas Tarricone is chair of the OBGYN department at ProHEALTH Care Associates and specializes in a range of gynecological services including alternatives to hysterectomy and treatment of abnormal PAP smears.

-Dr. Garely, an expert in treating high-risk patients, is among the first board-certified physicians in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is also among the most experienced surgeons in the country for the treatment of mesh complications.

Gastromond Day Care Center

Gastromond Day Care Center at REGINA MARIA – Rețeaua Privată de Sănătate in Constanta, Romania, has achieved recognition as a Center of Excellence in Endoscopy, SRC’s newest accreditation program. The experienced team of gastroenterologists at Gastromond use the most advanced endoscopy equipment and least invasive means possible to help accurately diagnose patients. Patients can expect the highest level of care and safety when having an endoscopy procedure at Gastromond, including under the care of SRC-accredited Surgeon of Excellence Dr. Eugen Dumitru.