Ashok J.

Urology

Ashok J. Kar,

From Dr. Kar's website- karurology.com:

In July 2003, Ashok J. Kar, M.D., performed the first successful robotic Radical Prostatectomy for prostate cancer using St. Joseph Hospital’s new DaVinci Robot. As an expert in the field, Dr. Kar frequently lectures on the topic of robotic technique for prostatectomy at international medical conferences as well as local clinical meetings.

Dr. Kar believes the advantage of robotic surgery is in its precision in using laporascopic incisions (a.k.a. “Band-aid “surgery ). This innovative technique translates to shorter hospital stays and less pain for patients, as well as faster recovery. Patients are often discharged with one to two days after surgery.

Dr. Kar received his medical degree from Grant Medical College at University of Bombay in Bombay, India. He then completed his general surgery internship and subsequent residency in urology at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. 

Dr. Kar is the Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive surgery at St.Joseph's Hopsital in Orange, California and has lectured and taught robotic surgery locally, nationally and Internationally.

The program at St.Joseph's hospital has completed over 800 Robotic surgeries and now the robot is being used for reconstructive and ablative procedures for the kidney and bladder.

In his spare time, Dr. Kar is an avid tennis player.

 

Expertise

Clinical Professor of Urology, University of California, Irvine.2005 to date

Chief of Staff and President of Medical Staff,

St..Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA Jan 2008 to 2010

 

Director, Robotic & Minimally Invasive  Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA. 2006 to date

Vice-President of Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2006 to 2008

Chairman Credentials Committee, St.Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA - 2006 to 2008

Secretary Treasurer of the Medical Staff  St.Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2004-2006

Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee St. Joseph Hospital. Orange CA 2004-2006

Member, Quality Council St. Joseph Hospital. Orange, CA 2004- to date

Member, Bylaws Committee, St.Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA 2005 to date

Vice Chairman: Department of Surgery, St.Joseph’s  Hospital, Orange CA 2002-2004

Member, Medical Executive Committee ,St.Joseph’s Hospital, Orange,CA 2002 to date    

Member Cancer Committee, St.Joseph’s Hospital 2002 to date    

Chief, Robotic Surgery-Ad-Hoc Committee,  St.Joseph Hospital 2003 to date

Member    Operating Room Committee, St.Joseph’s Hospital. Orange,CA 2002 to date    

Member Quality Assurance Committee,St.Joseph’s Hospital 2002 to date  

 

Designation

St. Joseph

 

Hospital

Orange Western Medical Center

MBBS University of Bombay, 4/78
Internship Medical College of Ohio, 1980
Residency  (Surgery) Medical College of Ohio 1/81-6/82
Residency  (Urology) Medical College of Ohio7/82-6/85
Board Certified, American Board of Urology 2/87, 2/95,11/04

SELECTED TO AMERICA’S TOP PHYSICIANS FOR 2003,2005 and 2006 BY THE CONSUMER RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA,WASHINGTON D.C.

SELECTED AS “ PHYSICIAN OF EXCELLENCE”, ORANGE COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION for 2005 ,2007 ,2009 and 2010, 2011,2012,2013,2015

Performed 1st.Laproscopic Nephrectomy @ St.Joseph’s  Hospital  March 2001

 

Performed 1st.Laproscopic Adrenalectomy @ St.Joseph’s  Hospital, February 2002

 

PERFORMED 1ST.ROBOT-ASSISTED RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY PERFORMED AT ST.JOSEPH HOSPITAL,APRIL 8,2003 using Aesop Robot

 

PERFORMED 1ST.ROBOT-ASSISTED RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY PERFORMED AT ST.JOSEPH HOSPITAL, July 10,2003 using  DaVinci Robot

 

PERFORMED 1st.ROBOT-ASSISTED NEPHRECTOMY AT ST.JOSEPH HOSPITAL-JUNE 2004

 

 

Presented Robotic Surgery: Bombay Urological Society, Bombay Hospital, Bombay, India August 2003

 

Featured on Public Television: Robotic Surgery in 2003.Public TV Broadcast December 2003

Fellow, International College of Surgeons

Member, Orange County Medical Association

Member, Western Section, American Urological Association.

Member, American Urological Association.

Member, Indian Association of Physicians of Southern California.

Member, Orange County Urological Society.

Past President, Orange County Urological Society.

Secretary Treasurer,Indian American Urology Association of North America,2007 to 2009

Vice-President, Indian American Urology Association of North America,2009-2011

President of Indian American Urology Association of North America. 2012 to date

Presented Potency Sparing Radical Prostatectomy - Technique

and Results at Urology Meetings locally and Overseas.

Above paper presented at The World Congress

of International College of Surgeons Meeting in San Paulo Brazil

September 1990.

 

Presented Anatomic Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy to Bombay

Urologic Society  Bombay, India  June 1988

 

Presented ESWL - Technique and Results to Bombay

Urologic Society  Bombay, India June 1988

 

One day Vs 2 day Catheterization after TUR-P Retrospective Analysis

of 150 TUR-P’s done.  Presented at Western Section of The American

Urologic Association Meeting, Vancouver BC.  September 1991

 

Reconstruction of Ureter using Vermiform Appendix.  Presented at

Western Section of The American Urologic Association Meeting

Vancouver, BC  September 1991

 

Ultrasonography In The Care Of Infertile Male   Joint paper with Ricardo H. Asch. M.D.

Presented at the International Infertility Meeting  Bombay, India

January 1995,

 

MESA & ICSI In The Care Of Infertile Male - Roundtable Discussion at the International

Infertility Meeting, Bombay, India January 1995

 

Ultrasongraphy & MESA In The Management of Infertility - Presented to the Bombay

Urologic Society, Bombay,India January 1995

 

Radical Prostatectomy:Technique and Results: Presented World Congress of Urology. November 2001,New Delhi,India

 

Ultrasound in the care of the Infertile Male: World Congress of Urology,November 2001,New Delhi,India.

 

Presented Robotic Surgery: Bombay Urological Society,Bombay Hospital, Bombay, India August 2003

 

 

Presented “Robotic Prostatectomy–A new Technology”-University of Melbourne-Melbourne Australia January 2004.

 

Presented “ROBOTIC Prostatectomy” in a Community Hospital, 15th.World Video-Urology Congress, Busan, South Korea,June 2004.

 

ROBOTIC Prostatectomy-Teaching Grand Rounds,University of Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand,August 2004

 

Invited Speaker-WORLD Congress of ENDOUROLOGY 2004, Mumbai India

 

Moderator: Robotic and Laproscopic Surgery, WORLD Congress of ENDOUROLOGY 2004, Mumbai India

 

Presented “Robotic Prostatectomy–A new Technology” St. Francis Hospital ,BERLIN, Germany  March 2008

Invited Faculty, USICON 2014,Annual All India Urology Meeting February 2014

 

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS: NATIONAL

 

Presented Anatomic Radical Prostatectomy to Toledo Surgical

Society, Toledo, Ohio March 1988

 

ABCD’s of Prostate Cancer Grand Rounds Presentation, Western

Medical Center, Santa Ana June 1991

 

Updates in Infertility & Vasectomy Reversal - Public Forum, Western Medical Center,

Santa Ana, January 1995

 

Infertility Management - Recent Updates - Presented at the Grand Rounds, Western Medical

Center, Anaheim, March 1995

 

Participant: 1st.World Congress on Radical Prostatectomies.Cleveland Clinic,March 2002

 

Participant:  1st.World Symposium on Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. Detroit November 2002

 

Presented “Use of Surgical Robots” to Presidential Partners and Board of Trustees, St.Joseph Hospital at Pacific Club, Newport Beach, May 1,2003

 

Participant: 2nd. World Symposium on Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. Detroit November

2003

 

Participant 3rd.. World Symposium on Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. Detroit November

2006

 

Certified:     Interstitial Brachtherapy for Prostate Cancer     1997

 

Certified:     Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomies ,Computer Motion,Goleta, CA September                                                                                                  2001

 

Certified:    Laproscopic Urological Surgery, Dallas & Chicago 2001

 

ROBOTIC Prostatectomy-Teaching Grand Rounds- St.Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA July 2004 and November 2005

 

Comparison of Open to Robotic Prostatectomy, Video Session, Western American Urology Association Meeting, MAUI, Hawaii, October 2006

 

Robotic Prostatectomy in a Community Hospital, Podium Session, Western American Urology Association Meeting, MAUI, Hawaii, October 2006

 

Simple Trick can Save a Practice a lot, Round Table Presentation, Western American Urology Association Meeting, MAUI, Hawaii, October 2006

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