Ocean Medical Center Names Mina M. Fam, M.D., Medical Director of Robotics Surgery Program

Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mina M. Fam, M.D., MBA, has been named medical director of the Center for Robotic Surgery. Dr. Fam is board certified in urology and is fellowship trained in urologic oncology. He specializes in all aspects of urologic cancer and robotic surgery offering the most advanced procedures for urologic cancers including prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers, adrenalectomy and nephrectomy, prostatectomy and urinary obstruction.

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Robotic Surgery May Improve Outcomes in Mouth and Throat Cancer

Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published Thursday in JAMA Oncology. Oropharyngeal cancer occurs in the back of the throat and includes the base of the tongue and tonsils.

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Surgery Milestone Reached for Rutgers Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Leader at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Urologic Oncology chief marks a major milestone in completing his 2,000th robotic prostatectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility and one of the few hospitals in the state designated to teach surgeons about this technique.

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Expert Alert: Robotic repair offers benefits for many patients with leaky mitral valve

During each human heartbeat, four valves in the heart open and close once, moving blood through the heart’s chambers. But in some people, the flaps of the mitral valve between the heart’s left atrium and left ventricle do not work like they should. The opening may become narrow, or more commonly, the flaps may prolapse and not line up properly.

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