Texas robotic surgery institute established; Dr. Fagin named chief administrative officer

April 14, 2011

Central Texas-based St. David?s HealthCare has announced the establishment of Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David?s North Austin Medical Center, which has recruited urologist Randy Fagin, MD, as the institute?s chief administrative officer.

Central Texas-based St. David’s HealthCare has announced the establishment of Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, which has recruited urologist Randy Fagin, MD, as the institute’s chief administrative officer.

Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery will feature the Robotic Institute University, what it says is the nation’s first educational epicenter teaching best practices for hospital and surgical teams involved in robot-assisted surgery.

In his new role, Dr. Fagin will assist in the recruitment of other internationally known robot-assisted surgeons in a variety of specialties, develop and implement programs to elevate the consistency and quality of patient care, and develop educational training programs for physicians and hospital teams.

Dr. Fagin has served as the senior medical adviser for Intuitive Surgical, Inc. for the past 2 years. He has performed more than 2,100 robotic-assisted surgeries, as well as trained surgeons from around the world. For the past 6 years, Dr. Fagin has performed surgery live at the AUA annual meeting.