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Florida Hospital Celebration Health surgeon Vipul Patel reaches major milestone in fight against prostate cancer

CELEBRATION, Fla., Feb. 21, 2017 — Dr. Vipul Patel, a global leader in robotic-assisted surgery, is celebrating an important milestone this month in the fight against prostate cancer. Patel, who is medical director of the Florida Hospital Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, is performing his 10,000th robotic prostatectomy.

 “The 10,000th robotic prostatectomy represents a significant milestone in our program. We continue to improve and continuously innovate,” Patel said. “Our experience is now unsurpassed worldwide and our commitment to individualized and excellent patient care continues to grow stronger.”

Patel has operated on patients from all 50 states and dozens of countries — from Angola to Venezuela — on six continents. Patel’s experience in robotic-assisted prostatectomies has led to better outcomes for his patients.

Ken Bradley, CEO of Florida Hospital Celebration Health, praised Patel’s impact on men’s health and cancer care.

“Dr. Patel is a fundamental part of our highly advanced approach to cancer care,” said Bradley. “We’re very proud of his achievement of 10,000 surgeries, and the impact that he’s had on health and wellness for men across the globe.”

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