Robotic Surgery at Kennedy

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Our surgeons are re-writing accepted standards for surgical care with the robotic surgery experience.

da Vinci® Surgeons

Gordon Brown, DO

Gordon Brown, D.O., FACOS

Urologic Oncology Robotic Surgeon
Medical Director, Robotic Surgery

A graduate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Brown is a Fellowship-trained urologic oncologist who specializes in the surgical management of cancers of the kidney, bladder and prostate. He has extensive experience in robot-assisted surgery, having completed a urologic oncology Fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Elizabeth Babin

Elizabeth A. Babin, M.D., FACOG

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon

Dr. Babin is assistant professor of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine and holds certification from the Accreditation Council of Gynecology Endoscopy that recognizes her skill in the areas of minimally invasive laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Dr. Babin received her medical degree and OB/GYN training at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She completed specialty training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in Kansas in 2005.

Kenneth Covone, D.O.

Kenneth Covone, D.O., FACOOG

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ursinus College and received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine. Dr. Covone completed his OB/GYN residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/ Stratford, where he was Chief Resident in 2006-2007. A native of Voorhees, NJ, Dr. Covone is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Eric Grossman, MD

Eric Grossman, M.D., FACOG

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon

Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Grossman has additional training in Essure® Hysteropsic Tubal Sterilization and da Vinci Robotic –assisted surgery. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he completed his Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Resident in 2001-2002.

Adeshola D. Fakulujo, M.D., FACS

Adeshola D. Fakulujo, M.D., FACS

Bariatric Robotic Surgeon

Dr. Fakulujo is a board certified general surgeon with special expertise in bariatric surgery. He completed his Residency in Surgery at Columbia University's Harlem Hospital Center in New York, then underwent Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery training at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute of the Cleveland Clinic in Florida.

Timothy B. McKinney, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Timothy B. McKinney, M.D., FACOG

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon

A graduate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. McKinney completed an Urogynecology Fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1995. A Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, he is also a member of the American and International Urogynecology Societies, and the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, and the American Society of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeons.

Thomas J. Mueller, M.D.

Thomas J. Mueller, M.D., FACOG

Urologic Robotic Surgeon

A 2003 graduate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Mueller completed his residencies in Urology (2009) and Surgery (2005) at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey. A 1998 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Lafayette College, Dr. Mueller is a member of the American Urologic Association, the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the Endourological Society.

 Marc A. Neff, M.D., FACS

Marc A. Neff, M.D., FACS

Bariatric Robotic Surgeon
Dr. Neff is Medical Director of the Kennedy University Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Neff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a five-year General Surgery residency at York Hospital in York, PA, then went on to do a two-year Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.


 Anthony P. Salerno, M.D., FACOG

Anthony P. Salerno, M.D., FACOG

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon
Dr. Salerno is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC), and completed his Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is on the teaching staff of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM).

 Roy Sandau, DO

Roy L. Sandau, D.O., FACOS

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgeon
Dr. Sandau, is board certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He has special interests in breast, thyroid, and parathyroid surgery and has expertise in the laparoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, diseases of the colon, and hernia surgery. Dr. Sandau has completed nearly 200 minimally invasive colorectal procedures. He has used da Vinci robotics since May 2011 and by in April 2012, completed the first robotic assisted laparoscopic single incision (SILS) colon surgery in South Jersey. In January 2014, Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township became the first hospital in New Jersey to offer EndoWrist Stapler technology on the da Vinci® Si™ System when surgeon Dr. Sandau performed a right hemicoloctomy on a male patient.


Michael J. Sasso, D.O., FACOS

Michael J. Sasso, D.O., FACOS

General Robotic Surgeon

Dr. Sasso is board certified in General Surgery and has undergone sub-specialty training in many areas, including: plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, surgical oncology, trauma surgery, pediatric surgery and burn surgery. A graduate of the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine, he is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the New Jersey Society of Osteopathic Physicians in Surgery. Dr. Sasso's areas of special interest include: minimally invasive surgery, specifically for colon resection, cholecystectomy and hernia repair.

Howard Saul, D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G

Howard Saul, D.O., FACOOG

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon

A 1983 graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Saul completed his residency in OB/GYN at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, and was Fellowship-trained at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. A Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Saul is also a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the Mid-Atlantic Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

Linda Szczurek, D.O., FACOS

Linda Szczurek, D.O., FACOS

General Robotic Surgeon

Dr. Szczurek graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors in 2005, then completed both her Internship and General Surgery Residency at UMDNJ-SOM in Stratford, NJ (now RowanSOM). Dr. Szczurek has a special interest in Breast Disease, Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease and Single Incision Surgery (SILS).

Peter Van Deerlin, M.D.

Peter Van Deerlin, M.D., FACOG

Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon

A 1990 graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Van Deerlin is fellowship-trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. A Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and OB/GYN and is an instructor in OB/GYN at Thomas Jefferson College of Medicine. A frequent winner in area "Top Doc" listings, Dr. Van Deerlin is affiliated with South Jersey Fertility Center in Marlton.

 

Elizabeth A. Babin, M.D., FACOG