Long Branch, NJ – Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, recently appointed urologist Pierre J. Mendoza, M.D., medical co-director of robotic surgery. In this position, Dr. Mendoza will join urologist Michael Esposito, M.D., FACS, in leadership roles for the region’s most advanced robotic surgery program.
Monmouth Medical Center currently operates two da Vinci Si Surgical Systems, one of which has a dual console, allowing two surgeons to operate in tandem. The hospital is one of a select group across the country to use this system, which offers a specially designed camera and endoscope to enable surgeons to capture images of tissue and surrounding blood vessels by injecting a unique fluorescence dye that is activated by near-infrared light. The result is more precise visualization, allowing finer assessment of tissue while using a minimally invasive approach.
Dr. Mendoza performed the first robotic partial nephrectomy in New Jersey on a patient with kidney cancer using the new fluorescence technology.
Prior to Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza completed his fellowship training in robotic surgery and minimally invasive uro-oncology at University of Pennsylvania Health System - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in general surgery and urology.
Dr. Mendoza is a member of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons, the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and the Sexual Medicine Society. He resides in Neptune.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
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