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S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center at Mercy Hospital

Dignity Health – Mercy Hospitals specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery with the da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgery System. Specially training surgeons use this advanced technology to treat a wide range of conditions.

Centers of Excellence

Mercy Hospitals has recently achieved five Centers of Excellence accreditations in Minimally Invasive, Robotic, Hernia, and Colorectal Surgeries and Minimally Invasive Gynecology. These distinctions from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) recognize the hospital's achievements in providing the highest quality of care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

This achievement means that Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield has met nationally and internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.

Surgeons of Excellence

Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield has also received five Surgeon of Excellence designations from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Each of our Centers of Excellence has a Surgeon of Excellence who is leading the charge on technology, efficiency, and overall outcomes.


Dr. Jing Zhou - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia Surgery                                                      

Dr. Hormuz Irani - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia Surgery

Dr. John Garcia - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Hernia Surgery                      

Dr. Lorenc Malellari - Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Justin Lee - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Dr. Jonathan Tammela - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery at Mercy Hospitals

Some of the most common procedures performed using the da Vinci Xi are in specialties including:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecology Oncology
  • Urology
  • Urology Gynecology
  • General Surgery

Benefits da Vinci® assisted surgery offers patients:

  • More precise surgery, with less manipulation of healthy tissue
  • Less chance of blood loss or infection
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recoveries

Learn More About Surgical Services at Mercy Hospital

To find a Dignity Health Bakersfield doctor or surgeon, please call (661) 324-7070.

Colorectal surgeon Dr. Lorenc Malellari explains the latest minimally invasive procedure for treating colorectal cancer at Mercy Hospital.