Pierre J. Mendoza, M.D. Named Medical Director for Urologic Robotic Surgery at Ocean Medical Center
One of the region's most experienced robotic urology surgeons brings expertise to shore communityUrologist Pierre J. Mendoza, M.D., has been appointed Medical Director for Urologic Robotic Surgery at Ocean Medical Center.
"Dr. Mendoza is recognized as one of the top urologic robotic surgeons in the region, and we are so pleased that he has made Ocean Medical Center his hospital of choice," says Dean Lin, FACHE, president of Ocean Medical Center. "Dr. Mendoza's talents will be paired with an experienced and compassionate team and state-of-the-art technology for an exceptional patient experience."
Dr. Mendoza was one of the first physicians in the country to be trained in robotic surgery in Boston. He's been performing robotic procedures since 2003, and has some of the most extensive training and surgical experience in the field of urologic robotic surgery. In this specialized field, he is one of the only fellowship trained surgeons in the area, and brings with him leadership position experience from other robotic programs in Philadelphia and Boston.
"When Ocean Medical Center added robotic technology to the comprehensive surgical services just a few months ago, I saw it as a great opportunity to build a tremendous robotics program right here in Brick," says Dr. Mendoza. "Ocean is a great facility. It has an exceptional clinical team and administrators with tremendous commitment to provide the best health care services to the community. I'm proud to care for my patients here."
Dr. Mendoza earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency training in general surgery and urology. He completed fellowship training in robotic surgery and minimally invasive uro-oncology the University Of Pennsylvania Health System / Penn Presbyterian.
Having grown up in Forked River, NJ, Dr. Mendoza has a special place in his heart when it comes to caring for residents in Ocean and Monmouth counties. "It's nice to bring my training back home and know that local residents won't have to travel to get the most advanced technology and services," he says.
Ocean Medical Center became home to the newest version of the da Vinci® SiT Surgical System in December, bringing the latest technology in surgery to the medical center's operating room and to the community. This technological advancement provides Ocean's surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enables a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, and colorectal surgery.
Robot-assisted surgery allows patients to have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions. Benefits include faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, less pain, less risk of infection, smaller incisions with less scarring, and a quicker return to daily activities.
About Ocean Medical Center
Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.