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Queen of the Valley Medical Center Introduces New and Improved "da Vinci" Robotic Surgery System


(Napa, CA) –Queen of the Valley Medical Center was one of the first hospitals on the West Coast to install the "da Vinci" Robotic Surgery System. Our surgical robot was recently upgraded to help our doctors perform many more complex types of surgery using minimally invasive techniques.

"The Queen has been doing robotically assisted surgeries since 2002. But our new, updated da Vinci surgical system brings a lot of new and improved capabilities to the Napa Valley," says Napa surgeon Dr. Susana Gonzalez. "It comes with all the very latest positioning, guiding and monitoring capabilities. Now, even more lifesaving and health improving procedures can now be accomplished through tiny incisions with less discomfort, less scarring and less hospital time for our patients."

We invite our community to Join us for a demonstration of our new da Vinci Robotic System learn about this revolutionary new surgical tool.

WHEN: Saturday, January 23rd beginning at 10:00am

WHERE: Main Conference Room (1st floor at Queen of the Valley Medical Center)


  • Demonstrations of a new da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • Speak with the MDs that use the system: Susana Gonzalez, MD; James Hendricks, MD

To register call (707) 251-1818 or email

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging center and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at

For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit

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