CELEBRATION, Fla., Feb. 17, 2016 — Dr. Vipul Patel, a global leader in robotic-assisted surgery, is celebrating an important milestone this month in the fight against prostate cancer. Patel, who is medical director of the Florida Hospital Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, is performing his 9,000th robotic prostatectomy.
“The 9,000th robotic prostatectomy represents a significant milestone in our program. We continue to improve and continuously innovate,” Dr. Patel said. “Our experience is now unsurpassed worldwide and our commitment to individualized and excellent patient care continues to grow stronger.”
Dr. Patel has operated on patients from all 50 states and more than 30 countries – from Angola to Venezuela -- on six continents.
Among his prominent patients have been basketball great Oscar Robertson
“The more you do something, like shooting baskets, the more you shoot the better you get. If I shoot a ball for 10 or 12 years, I'm going to be an expert at it,” Robertson said. “And Dr. Patel has done so many of these procedures, there’s no doubt he’s an expert in my mind. I’m very happy with the results,” Robertson said of his experience with Dr. Patel.
Dr. Monica Reed, CEO of Florida Hospital Celebration Health, said Dr. Patel has had a great impact on the hospital.
“Dr. Patel continues to serve as a cornerstone to our highly advanced approach to cancer care,” said Dr. Reed. “We applaud his current achievement of 9,000 surgeries and know that this milestone represents health and wellness for men across the globe.”
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