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Baptist Health Participates in Medical Association of Jamaica Symposium 2010

MIAMI – Baptist Health International Center of Miami, a division of Baptist Health South Florida, sponsored a panel discussion on health systems development, including new advancements in robotics in prostate surgery. At the Medical Association of Jamaica Symposium, experts presented “Challenges in Healthcare Delivery in the Caribbean,” on June 12 in New Kingston. Additionally on June 13, a specialist from Baptist Health presented the latest innovations in reproductive medicine and infertility treatment during a family health session.

“The use of robots is revolutionizing prostate nerve-sparing surgery with its accuracy and ability to repeat identical motions,” stated Avelino Piñon, M.D., urologist at the Center for Robotic Surgery at South Miami Hospital. “We’re privileged to have been able to share the benefits and latest developments of this groundbreaking technology with the medical community in Jamaica. It’s important that doctors and patients learn about these advancements to continue improving the quality of care available in the region.”

The annual symposium, held June 10-13 this year, included a special lecture on the development of health systems to attending surgeons, nurses and pharmaceutical representatives on June 12. Dr. Piñon presented the latest developments in robotic-assisted prostatectomy. Michael Jacobs, M.D., who practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Baptist Hospital of Miami, discussed the newest breakthroughs from the field of infertility management.

“In support of the commitment to our Caribbean neighbors and as part of Baptist Health International Center’s outreach initiatives, we were honored to share this knowledge with attendees of the symposium and to make them aware of the resources available at Baptist Health,” said Lawrence Cole, assistant vice president of marketing and business development for Baptist Health International Center of Miami.

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