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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.

Robotic Surgery 

The S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center at Mercy Hospitals is a leader in surgical innovation. Our surgical experts have completed more than 2,000 robotic surgical procedures in less than five years at both Mercy Hospital Downtown and Mercy Hospital Southwest, and patients have experienced faster recoveries, reduced pain, and exceptional outcomes as a result.

Why choose robotic surgery at Mercy Hospitals?

Faster recovery and smaller incisions: Our surgeons utilize da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgery Systems, enabling minimally invasive surgery that leads to quicker healing and less scarring.

Enhanced precision and control: The robotic system's magnified vision and dexterity enable intricate procedures with unmatched accuracy and minimal risk.

Experienced and dedicated team: We boast a team of highly trained and specialized surgeons, nurses, and clinicians who routinely perform these advanced procedures.

Nationally recognized excellence

The S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center at Mercy Hospitals has received nationally-recognized Center of Excellence designations from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) in the following specialties: 

  • Colorectal Surgery 
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery 
  • Robotic Surgery


And, while our surgery programs themselves received top accolades, our experts who lead them have also received Surgeon of Excellence designations from SRC in those same areas:

  • Colorectal Surgery: Dr. Lorenc Malellari
  • Hernia Surgery: Dr. Jorge Enriquez
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecology: Dr. Erica Manrriquez, Dr. Justin Lee, Dr. Jonathan Tammela 
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Dr. Lorenc Malellari, Dr. Jorge Enriquez, Dr. Arpit Patel, Dr. Justin Lee, Dr. John Garcia


Meet Dr. Lorenc Malellari, Master Surgeon

Lorenc Malellari, MD, colorectal surgeon and Mercy Hospitals’ Director of Robotic Surgery, received Master Surgeon designation from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) for both colorectal surgery as well as robotic surgery. A Master Surgeon is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who has gone through a rigorous accreditation process conducted by SRC. This prestigious distinction signifies Dr. Malellari’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care with a focus on patient safety and optimal outcomes.

Here's what it means to be an SRC Master Surgeon:

Expertise and Experience: Master Surgeons have performed a significant number of surgeries in their specific field(s), demonstrating extensive experience and proficiency. They actively stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and clinical evidence in their specialties.

Rigorous Accreditation Process: To become an SRC Master Surgeon, candidates undergo a thorough evaluation process that includes:

  • Reviewing surgical outcomes data and complication rates.
  • Assessing adherence to best practices and established guidelines.
  • Conducting on-site inspections of facilities and practice environments.
  • Evaluating the surgeon’s commitment to continuous improvement and patient safety.

Commitment to Excellence: Master Surgeons are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care, prioritizing safety, and achieving optimal outcomes for their patients. They actively participate in quality improvement initiatives and contribute to advancing the field of surgery.

There are also clear benefits to patients when choosing an SRC Master Surgeon, including:

  • A higher likelihood of experiencing positive surgical outcomes and reduced complication rates.
  • Access to a surgeon who is committed to patient safety and continuous improvement.

Take the next step

Facing surgery can be daunting, but at Dignity Health – Mercy Hospitals, patients can embrace the future of healthcare with confidence. The S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center has completed more than 2,000 robotic surgical cases, has received five Center of Excellence designations, is home to seven Surgeons of Excellence, and is led by Master Surgeon, Dr. Lorenc Malellari. These distinctions signify Dignity Health’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care and meeting nationally recognized standards here at home.

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