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Local Hospital is Designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology


Brazosport Regional Health System and Dr. Samatha Kadiyala earned the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) designation by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and Surgical Review Corporation. These organizations recognize hospitals and surgeons around the world providing exceptional minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care.

The COEMIG program focuses on improving the safety and quality for gynecology patients. Additionally, the initiative seeks to expand awareness of and access to minimally invasive gynecology procedures performed by surgeons and facilities that have demonstrated excellence in these advanced techniques.

Dr. Kadiyala joined Brazosport Regional in 2010 and started working with BRHS to achieve this designation. To earn the COEMIG designation, Brazosport Regional participated in a rigorous site evaluation, provided information on all aspects of its minimally invasive gynecology program and submitted data on its surgical outcomes. Over 100 advanced gynecology cases must be completed every year for three years to become a Center of Excellence. In addition, surgeons and hospitals must partner together and demonstrate a team commitment to minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care.

Minimally invasive surgery involves smaller incisions and it means quicker recovery time compared to traditional “open” procedures. Furthermore, patients experience less pain after minimally invasive surgery, have less scar tissue formation and return to work sooner.

“Earning the center of excellence designation signifies our ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care in women’s healthcare,” explains Al Guevara, CEO/President of Brazosport Regional. “The COEMIG program fosters quality improvement in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and participation has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. But most importantly, our commitment to excellence improves the health and well-being of our patients.”

The COEMIG designation is an unparalleled commitment to the community and illustrates Brazosport Regional’s and Dr. Kadiyala’s dedication to first-rate women’s healthcare.

Photo Caption:
Front Row L-R: Mary Montes, OR Tech; Dr. Samatha Kadiyala, Gynecologic Surgeon; Christy Canal, Registered Nurse First Assistant

Back Row L-R: Victoria Tamayo, OR Tech; Karen Dowdican, Registered Nurse; Doug Strebeck, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist; Brandy Stowers, Registered Nurse; Shannon Haltom, Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services

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