Recently I was privileged with an intriguing opportunity that few medical students acquire during their training years. I was thrilled to complete an Ob/Gyn rotation with one of the regions top robotic surgeons – Dr. Enrique Jacome. This was no ordinary experience; it was an educational experience for the mind, body and soul. From the moment he would greet the patient, it was so gratifying to observe how he pleasantly evolved the conversation and tailored it to every patient’s individual needs. No patient left without a thorough understanding about their diagnosis or their upcoming surgical procedure. He is one of the most dedicated physicians I have ever encountered. The dedication doesn’t end at providing medical care with excellence; He commits his valuable time to countless public projects and research to promote healthy lifestyles.
In the surgical suite, Dr. Jacome works with elegance and precision. His control over the Da Vinci is flawless and I truly believe he has maximized this robot’s surgical potential. Not all robotic surgeons will present like Dr. Jacome, he bears a burning passion for the device, and he respects its capability. It is so motivating and refreshing to see a well established physician still arrive at work every morning with such a great attitude and sustained patience into the late evening hours. He is a gift to this beautiful Southern California community! I truly hope that in my career as a physician I can emulate his outstanding qualities, provide my own patients with such compassion and excellent medical care!
4th year Medical Student