Medical Advisory Board

Dominique Gossot, MD
Dr. Gossot is a thoracic surgeon at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris hospital in Paris, France. His primary clinical focus is the development of advanced thoracic endoscopic techniques. Dr. Gossot is a faculty member of WebSurg. He has published more than 120 papers and is a member of the editorial board of Surgical Endoscopy, the official journal of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Yoav Mintz, MD
Dr. Mintz is the Director of the Robotic Assisted Surgery Program at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem. He is an innovative surgeon who leads the development of Single Port Surgery, Robotic Assisted Surgery and NOTES in Israel. He is a member of the NOTES Taskforce and the Technology Committees of SAGES.

Homero Rivas, MD
Dr. Rivas is the Director of Innovative Surgery at Stanford University Hospital and a pioneer in single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and in other novel surgical techniques, including natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Presently he has one of the largest series of single-incision laparoscopic surgery cases. Dr. Rivas is the author of 28 peer-reviewed publications and the recipient of numerous international honors and distinguished awards.

Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD
Dr. Rogula is a Staff Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to bariatric surgery, his specialty interests include advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and hernia repair. He has published articles and book chapters on topics of bariatric and laparoscopic surgery and is a founder and President of the International Bariatric Club – a global network organization.

Sharona Ross, MD
Dr. Ross is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the USF College of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Director of the Endoscopic Surgery, and Founder and Director of the USF Women in Surgery [WIS] initiative. She and was awarded the prestigious Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at USF/Tampa General Hospital, and is one of the few surgeons to have ever completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship. 

Her current research interests include NOTES and SILES.

Lee L. Swanstrom, MD
Dr. Swanstrom is head of the surgery department at Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan hospitals in Portland, Oregon. His primary clinical focus is the development of advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Swanstrom has published more than 40 papers and edited three books, and is recognized as a world-renowned researcher and innovator in the field of minimally invasive surgery.

Amir Szold, MD
Dr. Szold founded and served as past President of the Israeli Society of Endoscopic Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and the Vice Chairman of the Technology Committee for the European Society for Endoscopic Surgery. He is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Dr. Szold’s research interests include robotics, articulating instruments and nitinol devices.

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