Most Scarless, Belly Button Gallbladder Surgeries in the Bay Area with Robotic Assistance

San Jose, CA — San Jose Institute of Robotic Surgery at Regional Medical Center of San Jose has performed more than 500 advanced robotic-assisted surgical procedures, including the most Single-Site robotic-assisted cholecystectomies (gallbladder removals) in the San Francisco Bay area. San Jose-based Advanced Surgical Associates, led by Dr. Huy Nguyen, performed their first Single-Site procedure on April 5, 2012 and have completed more than 400 procedures since that time.

"To be one of the only Bay Area hospitals to reach this procedure milestone demonstrates our commitment to providing patients with the most up-to-date minimally invasive options, "said Dr. Huy Nguyen Director of Robotic Surgery . "Regional's advanced robotic surgery program enables me to operate through one small incision in the patient's navel, giving our patients one of the most cosmetically appealing surgical results possible."

Regional Medical Center offers various types of robotic-assisted surgery. In addition to gallbladder removal, surgeons perform a wide variety of complex robotic-assisted surgical procedures in general surgery, gynecology, urology and thoracic. Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery include minimal scarring, less pain, less bleeding, faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay, enhancing quality and safety and improving patient satisfaction.

A robotics celebration reception will be held at Regional Medical Center of San Jose at 1:00pm Tues, November 18, 2014 at the TCU Conference Room Lobby on the first floor. Dr. Huy Nguyen and Dr. Kirby Tran (Gynecology) will be present to field questions. Attendees will be able to "test drive" the da Vinci® Si Surgical System from 10:00am - 2:00pm, available to physicians, hospital personnel and the public.

Regional's advanced robot assisted surgery program continues to grow in size and volume and will soon be offering Single-Site hysterectomies which will offer the same cosmetic advantages as single site gallbladder surgery.

About Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365. The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children. Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive 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, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county-designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center, and an ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. It is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Healthgrades as a top performing hospital, and is home to the San Jose Institute for Robotic Surgery. For more information, visit:

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