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San Martin Hospital Extends Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Capabilities

Dr. C.J. Park performs hospital’s first robotic-assisted thoracic procedures.


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LAS VEGAS, October 4, 2021 – The surgical team at the San Martin Campus of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican performed the hospital’s first robotic-assisted thoracic surgical procedures in September. 

Dignity Health Medical Group Cardiovascular Thoracic surgeon, Dr. Chan J. Park, performed the procedures utilizing the hospital’s DaVinci Xi robotic surgical system. San Martin currently has two of these advanced robotic surgical systems, which are capable of assisting surgeons across a broad spectrum of intricate surgical cases. Dr. Park performed three procedures, including the removal of mediastinal tumors.

The precision, flexibility and control possible with robotic-assisted technology generally allows surgeons to work in a smaller field using smaller incisions than traditional surgery. In many cases, patient recovery is often faster with robotic-assisted procedures.

Kimberly Shaw, President and CEO of San Martin Hospital, said, “We are fortunate to have such amazing tools in the hands of a talented surgeon like Dr. Park, who is one of the only doctors in southern Nevada performing these procedures. We are proud he’s chosen the dedicated San Martin surgical team to support his work. With his skill and the robotic surgical systems we have available we are able to incorporate some of the most advanced medical techniques as we deliver the best, most compassionate care for our patients.”

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About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:

As the community’s only nonprofit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics.  Dignity Health was recently recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2020, as one of the top ten best employers in Nevada.

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Monday, October 04, 2021

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