Menorah Medical Center
July 30, 2018

Menorah Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider and a leader in robotic surgery—announced today that it achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery and Robotic Surgery, as determined by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). 

Lina O’Brien, M.D. and Benyamine Mizrahi, M.D., board-certified, fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons, have achieved Master Surgeon status in Colorectal Surgery by SRC.

A Center of Excellence in both Colorectal and Robotic Surgery accreditation and having Master Surgeons in Colorectal Surgery distinguishes Menorah Medical Center from many other facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. 

Status as an accredited organization means Menorah Medical Center and these surgeons have met nationally recognized standards. Not all healthcare organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site inspection process are granted accreditation.

“Drs. O’Brien and Mizrahi have been at the forefront of colorectal and robotic surgery not just in this region but nationally and internationally,” says Menorah Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Charles Laird. “Through state-of-the-art robotic technology we have at Menorah, Dr. Mizrahi and Dr. O’Brien have led video conferences and taught fellow surgeons around the world on how to best use robotics for colorectal surgeries. We are very fortunate to have these two world-class surgeons at our hospital to serve the region and give the best in care to the community.” 

Dr. Ben Mizrahi

Dr. Lina O'Brien

Dr. Mizrahi was the first in Kansas City to perform surgery on the Vinci® XI, one of the most advanced robotic surgical systems available in the world today— a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision abdominal surgeries with a minimally invasive approach for many types of surgery, including colorectal. 

“As a surgeon who has been on the cutting edge of technology for years, it’s an honor to receive this status from SRC,” Dr. Mizrahi says. “HCA Midwest Health is a leader in robotic surgery in the Kansas City region and to be part of the team helping patients with surgical advancements is exciting. Such strides have been just over the past five years and things continue to evolve, to help us both detect cancers and help patients achieve a quality of life.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Master Surgeon, certainly, and even more gratifying to work with patients and their families,” Dr. O’Brien says. “Above all else, our mission as surgeons is the care and improvement of human life, something Dr. Mizrahi and I strive to do every day, with some of the most advanced technology available in our field.”

Healthcare organizations seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

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