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Leading Robotic Surgeon Joins Titan Medical's Advisory Board

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 7:22am

Dr. John R. Valvo, M.D., F.A.C.S. is currently the Chief of Urology and Director of Robotics at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York. Following a 20-year career in performing open surgery, Dr. Valvo founded the robotic program at Rochester General Hospital in early 2004, which currently ranks in the top 4% of robotic surgeries in the United States, having over 30 robotic surgeons and over 3,000 robotic surgeries performed.

 In addition to being an exemplary mentor to many attending physicians and residents, authoring more than 100 scientific articles and starting many robotic programs in the northeast, Dr. Valvo's focus on robotic surgery credentialing has led to a notable published paper on policy guidelines for robotic surgery. This publication has become a template for many upstart robotic surgery programs throughout the country. He has a keen interest and unique talent in performing complex urologic surgery for cancers of the genitourinary tract through the surgical platform.

Dr. Valvo earned his Bachelor of Science at Marietta College and his M.D. from SUNY Buffalo. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Urological association and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He is also a member of the Monroe County Medical Society, Minimally Invasive Robotic Association, and Society for Lap Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Reiza Rayman, President of Titan Medical Inc., commented as follows:

"We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Valvo join our Medical Advisory Board. His pioneering initiatives, expertise and in-depth understanding of robotic surgery and building robotic surgery programs in hospitals will be a great asset in the development of Amadeus, our next generation robotic surgery system."

Dr. John Valvo commented, "I am excited to join the Medical Advisory Board of a ground-breaking company like Titan Medical. I am pleased to be part of a team of respected and notable experts in robotic surgery assisting in developing Amadeus, for use in surgeries that are not possible or difficult to perform with current robotic surgery systems."

For more information, visit www.titanmedicalinc.com

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