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Queen of the Valley to Host First-Ever Facebook Live Chat about Men’s Health and Robotic Surgery


(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 the event.

“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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