(Napa, Calif. – March 22, 2017) Adam Kaplan, MD, a urologist with St. Joseph Health Medical Group who
performs robotic surgery at Queen of the Valley Medical Center, is inviting
Napa residents to participate in a discussion about men’s health
during Queen of the Valley’s first-ever #TalkToTheDoc Facebook Live
event, which will be held on Friday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.
What is men’s health? It’s a huge topic, ranging from difficulty
urinating to prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction to kidney stones and
everything in between. According to Dr. Kaplan, some of the most frequent
consults to the urologist are for the common changes men encounter as
they age. Many of these conditions, he says, can now be treated with the
simple medications and minimally-invasive techniques he will discuss during
“I am so thrilled at the opportunity to bring new techniques and
new technologies to treat men’s health issues in Napa and Sonoma
Counties,” said Dr. Kaplan.
The Facebook Live filming will take place in the Queen’s Operating
Room, next to the da Vinci Xi robot. Dr. Kaplan is one of two urologists
trained to use new da Vinci Xi Surgical System for procedures such as
kidney mass removal, radical prostatectomy (prostate removal), and partial
nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Kaplan will tackle questions like: “Should
I have my PSA checked?”; “What exactly is robotic surgery,
and is the robot actually doing my surgery?”; and “What options
are out there for men with erectile dysfunction?”.
Individuals who are interested in participating can “like”
the Queen of the Valley Facebook page (@queenvalleymed) and then post
their questions and comments, or send them via Facebook Messenger anonymously.
Dr. Kaplan will reply live over video. Individuals may also submit questions
prior to the event by emailing
In an effort to protect personal information, participants are asked to
pose general questions, such as “what if a person”, or “I
know someone who has” instead of “I have____”.
About Adam Kaplan, MD
Dr. Adam Kaplan was fellowship trained at Duke University in Endourology and Robotic Surgery.
He completed residency and medical school at UC Irvine. He practices in
Napa and Santa Rosa, and is taking new patients.
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 208-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, the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, maternity and infant
care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, and full-service
emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information
about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at
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