Dr. Akhilesh Sastry

Akhilesh Sastry, M.D., the first surgeon to perform a robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery in New Hampshire and Maine, is now accredited as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. As a provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and SRC-accredited Center of Excellence, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Dr. Sastry’s mission is to deliver quality patient care with integrity and compassion. Robotic surgery helps ensure this mission by providing a level of precision that enables quick recovery and allows patients to get back to doing the things they love.

Hospital BC

We are pleased to announce that Hospital B C in Tijuana, Mexico, is now an SRC-Accredited Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Hospital BC is not only fully equipped with top-of-the-line equipment but furnished with the comforts of a 5-star hotel. Surgeon of Excellence, Dr. Jalil Illan, has performed over 9,000 weight-loss surgical procedures. He personalizes each treatment based on the patient’s goals, lifestyle and health risks. Dr. Illan and the entire Hospital BC staff pride themselves on superior patient care and long-term weight loss success. Don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health

Congratulations to Huntington Hospital, part of the Northwell Health, on renewing their accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and in Robotic Surgery. Huntington Hospital is on a mission to make a difference as an honest, trusted and caring partner during each of their patient’s healthcare journey. Surgeons of Excellence Dr. John Wagner and Dr. Theodore Goldman contribute to that mission, providing safe and superior care to all. Look for the seal, expect excellence.

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.