Congratulations to Dr. Stella Blosser on achieving the Master Surgeon distinction in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Blosser has been a Surgeon of Excellence since 2012, most recently with SRC-accredited Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Blosser was drawn to gynecology during her residency because she wanted to help women and improve their lives through technological advancements in minimally invasive surgical procedures. She specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery and in the treatment of fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pelvic pain, and abnormal bleeding.

Dupont Hospital

SRC congratulates Dupont Hospital, part of the Lutheran Health Network, for being the first hospital in the United States to achieve the Center of Excellence in Breast Treatment accreditation. With the help of Surgeon of Excellence, Dr. Mary Ann Meo, the Center for Breast Health at Dupont puts the safety of their female patients first. They have gained a reputation throughout Indiana for providing women with the best options and ensuring they are delivering the highest levels of quality care.


SRC congratulates Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville for being the first in Georgia to achieve distinction as a Center of Excellence in both Robotic and Hernia Surgery. Led by a skilled team of Surgeons of Excellence, NGMC has successfully performed over 10,000 robotic procedures. The hospital uses a state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System® to ensure patients have fewer complications, a short hospital stay, minimal scarring and a quick recovery.

Nine NGMC physicians have been recognized as Surgeons of Excellence in Robotic Surgery:
Dr. Geary D. Bush
Dr. Chad M. Copper
Dr. Jose Fernando Aycinena
Dr. Andrew E. Green
Dr. Ronald C. Lewis
Dr. Daniel A. Mullis
Dr. Alex C. Nguyen
Dr. Robert L. Richard
Dr. Keshma Saujani

The following have also earned the distinction as Surgeons of Excellence in Hernia Surgery:
Dr. Bush
Dr. Copper
Dr. Lewis
Dr. Mullis
Dr. Nguyen


SRC honors Dr. George Anthony Resta for achieving a Master Surgeon distinction in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. In 2014, Dr. Resta was one of the first to receive the Surgeon of Excellence accreditation in Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Maryland through Holy Cross Hospital, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the department of OB/GYN. Using a minimally invasive surgical method, he ensures his patients a quick and safe recovery from gynecological procedures.


SRC honors Dr. Reena Talreja-Pelaez, who has achieved a Surgeon of Excellence distinction at the SRC-accredited Center of Excellence Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. With a focus in complete gynecologic care, Dr. Talreja-Palaez’s areas of expertise include minimally invasive laparoscopy and robotic-assisted procedures. She has dedicated her life to women’s health including being an active member of Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care serving as the chair of the Quality Management Committee.

Hospital BC

Already a Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Hospital B C, has now added to their achievements as a Center of Excellence in Specialized Anesthesia – Obesity. This designation demonstrates their continued commitment to excellence as a facility that focuses solely on bariatric and plastic surgery. Anesthetist of Excellence, Dr. Thanya Curiel is the only anesthesiologist in Tijuana, Baja California, with a subspecialty in Bariatric Surgery. She has performed over 10,000 bariatric procedures setting her apart from her colleagues in her field.


Congratulations to Dr. Mauricio Rubinstein, who has achieved Surgeon of Excellence distinctions in Robotic Surgery and Urology with SRC-Accredited Hospital Samaritano in Botafogo, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. An accomplished surgeon, Dr. Rubinstein is the current President of the Brazilian Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics RJ. As an integral part of the hospital’s surgical team, Dr. Rubinstein has mastered robotic procedures on the hospital’s da Vinci robot to provide patients with the safest and most efficient results.


Mercy Hospital Downtown – Bakersfield has been awarded a Center of Excellence distinction in Robotic Surgery. The facility excels at performing colorectal, gynecology, urology and general surgery procedures with a state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi robot. Led by a team of highly skilled team of Surgeons of Excellence, the hospital has solidified their commitment to providing their patients with the best possible surgical care.

Mercy Health’s Surgeons of Excellence include:
– Dr. John R. Garcia
– Dr. Justin T. Lee
– Dr. Lorenc Malellari
– Dr. Jonathan Tammela


Congratulations to Dr. Hanan Alghamdi for achieving the distinction of Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. As part of the team at Almana Hospital, she guides patients through their weight loss options and helps them pick the best procedure for their individual needs. Her patients know to expect safe and effective weight-loss surgery, comprehensive pre and post-operative education and ongoing care.