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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

St. Vincent’s Medical Center talk to focus on robotic surgery

BRIDGEPORT – St. Vincent’s Medical Center will sponsor a free talk open to the general public entitled “DISCOVER DA VINCI: Robotic Surgery at St. Vincent’s” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Watermark, 3030 Park Ave.
The lecture is part of St. Vincent's 2010 Fall "Listen & Learn Lecture Series," according to a statement from the hospital.
"This unique lecture will feature a panel of physicians discussing the benefits of the daVinci Surgical System, recently purchased by St. Vincent’s Medical Center and how it can be used in gynecology, urology, general surgery, cardiothoracic and ENT surgeries," the statement said.

Dr. Douglas A Ross,chairman of the department of surgery at St. Vincent’s, is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, the statement said. Ross graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University, and earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing his internship and residency in the department of surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Ross then served as chief resident in the division of head and neck surgery also at UCLA, the statement said. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in head and neck reconstruction and microvascular surgery at UCLA.

Dr. Kenneth Kingsly specializes in urology, the statement said. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Brown University and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine located in New York, the statement said. He completed his residency at Tufts University/New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, and a fellowship in urologic oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., the statement said. Kingsly practices medicine at Greater Bridgeport Urology in Fairfield.

Dr. Robert Weinstein is board certified and specializes in urology. Weinstein received his bachelor of science degree from State University of New York at Albany. He received his medical degree, magna cum laude, from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where he also was chief resident for the department of urology and a clinical assistant instructor for the departments of urology and surgery, the statement said. He practices medicine at Urological Associates of Bridgeport, PC, with offices in Bridgeport, Trumbull and Fairfield.

Dr. Daniel S. Gottschall, president of St. Vincent’s medical staff, is vice chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. Vincent’s. He is board certified and specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, the statement said. He earned a bachelors degree in Theatrical Arts and Biology from the State University of New York in Binghamton, and his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, the statement said. Gottschall completed his residency at the University of Connecticut in Farmington. In his private practice, Gottschall is a member of Alliance for Women’s Health in Bridgeport.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation, and light refreshments will be provided, the statement said.

For more information or to register for this lecture, call St. Vincent’s toll-free Care Line at 1-877-255-SVHS (7847).

Listen & Learn Lecture Series
"'Listen & Learn' is a free series of talks for the community by physicians on health and wellness topics in an effort to help area residents stay well. Participants learn from experts in the field about medical topics and prevention strategies, and how to sort through confusing consumer health information available to consumers. Topics will cover a broad range of issues. The program, a part of St. Vincent’s mission of outreach to the community and is open to the general public. The lecture program is a collaboration between St. Vincent’s Club 50/Boomers Group and its Physician Services," the statement said.

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