All posts by Victoria Giambattista

Dr. Mark Sneider

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Sneider of United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Sneider is a fellow of the American College or Surgeons and has professional interests in thyroid, thyroidectomy, parathyroid, endocrine surgery, adrenal gland surgery and robotic surgery. He is a native of Mexico City, and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz

Earlier this year, Dr. Benjamin Schwartz of Island Gynecologic Oncology in Brightwaters, New York, attained accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Now, he has added an accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery to his credentials. Since 2015, Dr. Schwartz has served as the Regional Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology for the Northwell Health Eastern Region as well as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwell Health’s Southside Hospital. 

Dr. Paul Scott

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Scott of United Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Scott is a board-certified general surgeon with professional interests in hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries, and he strives to apply minimally invasive techniques to promote improved outcomes, faster recovery and less pain for patients.

Dr. Yitzhack Asulin

Congratulations to Yitzhack Asulin, MD – Contemporary Women’s Health, PC in Englewood, New Jersey and Edgewater, New Jersey on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Asulin is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is the Director of Female Pelvic Reconstruction and Robotic Surgery at Holy Name Medical Center, a longtime SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery.

Dr. V. Joe Deka

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Deka of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, as well as Dignity Health Medical Group Family Medicine – St. Joseph’s, on attaining SRC accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Deka is a graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and is board-certified general surgeon.

Obesity Control Center 

Obesity Control Center of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, has been an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery since 2010. Dr. Ariel Ortiz, Dr. Arturo Martinez Gamboa and Dr. Gabriela Rodriguez, along with the entire OCC staff, have renewed that commitment to their patients as they continue to set and exceed the standards for comprehensive weight loss care.

Dr. Victor Liew

Congratulations to Dr. Victor Liew of United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Liew has professional interests in hernia, colon and gall bladder surgeries, and believes that the best health care is patient centered and physician led, while using a complete team of care providers. He completed his residency at East Tennessee State University, and speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

North Shore Medical Center

North Shore Medical Center of Salem, Massachusetts, has been an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology since 2013, and has renewed its commitment to providing patients with the highest level of care. The surgeons and staff, including Dr. Christopher J. Coffey, Dr. John N. Gelinas and Dr. Michael I. Reich, maintain NSMC’s long-standing commitment to the health and vitality of the North Shore communities.

Site inspector, Sue Bunnell, awards COEMIG renewal to the surgeons and staff.

Dr. Charles Butrick

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Butrick of The Urogynecology Center in Overland Park, KS, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Butrick has more than 30 years of surgical experience and is frequently sought to teach his surgical techniques to other physicians nationwide.

Dr. Howard Salvay

Congratulations to Dr. Howard Salvay of Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center in Santa Cruz, California, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Salvay is the Director of Robotic Surgery & Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the center, and he is committed to reduce healing time and discomfort for gynecological surgical patients.