March 17, 2021

Good Samaritan Medical Center Surgeon, Omar Yusef Kudsi, MD, MBA, FACS Achieves Milestone with 3,000 Robotic Assisted Surgeries.

Good Samaritan Medical Center is proud to congratulate Omar Yusef Kudsi, MD, MBA, FACS of Steward Surgical Associates on his milestone of completing 3,000 robotic assisted surgeries.  Dr. Kudsi joined the Medical Staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2012. He is one of the top-ten highest volume robotic general surgeons in the nation and the most experienced general surgeon using the da Vinci® robotic system in New England.

In addition to his role as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center, he is the Director of the Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Clinical and Research Fellowship Program. 

“I am very proud of the surgical team at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Celebrating 3,000 robotic assisted surgeries means that more of our patients have had a minimally invasive option available for their surgery. Bringing this advanced technology to the community is a tribute to the commitment, dedication, and perseverance of the entire team at Good Samaritan.” said Dr. Kudsi.

Dr. Kudsi is one of seven surgeons at Good Samaritan Medical Center specialize in robotically assisted procedures for gynecology, colorectal, urogynecology, urology, and general surgeries. 

The benefits of robotic, minimal invasive surgery includes the ability to perform more complex surgeries, such as abdominal wall reconstruction, through small incisions with shorter healing time – all of which contribute to better patient outcomes.  Since acquiring the da Vinci Xi® surgical system for the operating room, the entire Good Samaritan Medical Center robotic surgical team has performed over 4400 robotic surgeries.  

Dr. Kudsi is an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and has served as an Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  He is the Director of the Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Clinical and Research Fellowship Program. He serves as the 
Co-Chair of robotic committee at the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Dr. Kudsi also founded the Robotic Surgery Collaboration, a virtual robotic vicarious learning platform with over 12,000 members worldwide. He has instructed over 1,000 surgeons on robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques and has helped to develop robotic surgery programs in the United States, Brazil, Europe, and Japan and has over 100 national and international presentations.  Dr. Kudsi has been extensively published with over 50 peer reviewed articles and is the editor of three robotic textbooks.

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