Dr. John Baten

Congratulations to Dr. John Baten of Women’s Health Associates in Flowood, MS, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Baten is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA, and completed his residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, FL. He joined Women’s Health Associates in 2005, and his areas of interest include single-incision robotic surgery and female urinary incontinence.

Dr. Ahmed A. Nada

Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed A. Nada of University Hospital Sharjah مستشفى الجامعة في الشارقة in University City of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Hernia Surgery. Dr. Ahmed is a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons, has more than 15 years of experience as a clinician, researcher and professor, and he is heavily involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.

Dr. Jonathan Adkins

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Adkins of Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Adkins is a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine and is the only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon in Central Mississippi.

Dr. Bogdan Smeu

Congratulations to Dr. Bogdan Smeu of Ponderas Academic Hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Smeu specializes in laparoscopic procedures and has taught courses since 2011, including basic techniques, bariatric surgery, gynecological pathology, primary and incisional hernias and video-assisted thoracic surgery, among others.

Dr. David Waddell

Congratulations to Dr. David Waddell of Women’s Health Associates in Flowood, Mississippi, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Waddell is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Medicine where he also completed his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He opened Women’s Health Associates in 2000, and is dedicated to providing the safest and most advanced care to his patients.

Virginia Hospital Center

Congratulations to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA, on earning accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Virginia Hospital Center and its staff, including Dr. Craig Rezac, are committed to providing patients with the safest and most advanced surgical care.

Site inspector, Dr. Neil Hutcher, awards COERS to Dr. Rezac,

Dr. Timothy Alexander Abston

Congratulations to Dr. Tim Abston of Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Abston is a Jackson-area native and has a special interest in endocrine surgery and using minimally invasive techniques, whether laparoscopic or robotic.

St. Dominic Hospital

Congratulations to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi on attaining accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. The staff and surgeons, including:

– Dr. David Waddell
– Dr. Felix Gordon, Jr.
– Dr. Jonathan Adkins
– Dr. Timothy Abston
– Dr. James Chandler
– Dr. Patrick Scanlon, Jr.
– Dr. John Baten
– Dr. Christen Haygood
– Dr. Richard Yelverton
– Dr. D. Paul Seago
– Dr. Steven Patterson

at St. Dominic’s strives to not only provide care for the sick but also to offer education and wellness services to the community in order to improve the health status of those around them and eliminate risk factors for more serious health problems.

Site inspector, Teresa Leath, awards COERS to the surgeons and staff.

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Congratulations to Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia, on earning accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Johns Hopkins Aramco Hospital, along with surgeons Dr. Abdullah Ahmed AlGhamdi and Dr. Zafer Mohammed Rasin, are committed to providing patients with the highest level and safest care available.

Site inspector, Dr. Neil Hutcher, awards COEMBS to the surgeons and staff.

United Hospital

Congratulations to United Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota on attaining accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. United Hospital is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, and its staff and surgeons, including:

• Dr. Todd Brandt
• Dr. Patricia Chang
• Dr. Bob Gaertner
• Dr. Patricia Huberty
• Dr. Christopher Knoedler
• Dr. Victor Liew
• Dr. Amy McNally
• Dr. Ron Mjanger
• Dr. Jessica Thomes Pepin
• Dr. Anthony Polcari
• Dr. Paul Scott
• Dr. Pete Sershon
• Dr. Mark Sneider
• Dr. Basir Tareen

bring the safest and most advanced care to their surgical patients.

Site inspector, Sue Bunnell, awards United Hospital with COERS.