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Regional Webcasts Live Surgery for Advanced Training on Single Site Robotic Surgery

San Jose-November 30, 2012 - Regional Medical Center of San Jose broadcast a live webcast of the surgical removal of a patient’s gallbladder using the da Vinci Surgical System for the purpose of training advanced single site robotic surgical techniques to doctors from throughout the country.

A group of 24 key opinion leaders from several states gathered at the Seattle Science Foundation, in Seattle Washington to watch the webcast and hear a presentation by Regional surgeon Dr. Huy T. Nguyen, a world leader in single site robotic surgery. The surgeons learned how to adopt this technology into their busy general surgery practices.

The event, the first of its kind for single site robotic surgery, was a collaboration between Regional Medical Center, Advanced Surgical Associates, The Seattle Science Foundation and Intuitive Surgical, the makers of the da Vinci Robot.

Single site robotic surgery, which gained FDA approval in December of 2011, was performed at Regional Medical Center by surgeons Nang Nguyen and Richard Nguyen, in consultation with Drs. Huy T. Nguyen and Thomas Hirai.

Never before have this many surgeons gathered to learn how to successfully adopt the single-site robotic technology. This educational event is now archived for national review.

About Regional Medical Center of San Jose
Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a major Trauma Center. The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Orthopedic and General Surgery, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children. Regional Medical Center of San Jose holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, and county-designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center. Regional is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™. It is a nationally recognized Robotic Surgery Training Center. For more information, visit:

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