From an impoverished youth in the Philippines to a medical trailblazer in Robotic Surgery
Dr. Robinson V. Baron was born in a Nipa hut in the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte.
His life is filled with intricately woven details. A story of struggle, and war in its many forms, an ongoing love, and passion for life, family, community, and lifetime service.
Dr. Baron is recognized as one of the pioneering surgeons in West Covina, California. A champion surgeon at Emanate Health Medical Center.
Affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area including Queen of the Valley Hospital and PIH Health Hospital-Whittier. He received his medical degree from Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and has been in practice for more than 40 years.
Dr. Barons’ anticipated memoir, “Evolution of a Surgeon “offers a searing and inspiring literal look behind the surgeon’s unconventional upbringing, highlighting life’s misadventures and his successful career as a master surgeon and humanitarian.
His memoir begins with his colorful birth in the Philippines, and how he dealt with the various complications of migrating to a new country. Giving further insights into the study of medicine and the highs and lows of being a surgeon.
Throughout the book, “ Evolution of a Surgeon”, he relays how he was able to adjust to a new culture, the growing pains of adulthood, and trials of medical school set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world.
How he was able to maintain an unceasing passion for helping others and how he combined this with technological advancements that opened more doors for him allowing him to make a solid mark in the world of medicine.
The book is a captivating memoir, attesting how true determination can make a huge impact in the world. Guaranteed to transport readers to an in-depth journey into integrative medical practice, and the discovery of one man, unlike any you have traveled before.
It gives also gives an essential insight into Robotics surgery a new and exciting emerging technology that is taking the surgical profession by storm.
Set to release late January of 2022, Evolution of a Surgeon also “helps to remind readers of the basic human truths that must serve as our foundation in understanding, “Baron says.
The writing of this book has been a lifelong project.
“When I was a child I saw our once robust neighbor slowly succumb to illness and death because he was too poor to seek medical care. I was just a kid, but I wanted to become a doctor to help people like him,” Baron added.
As a practicing robotic surgeon, I have been interested in not only the practice of medicine but also in the delivery and access to my patients,” Baron writes.
The book also provides a laser-like focus on unraveling some of the complexities of America’s healthcare system. Confronting limitations and overwhelming sadness when there is nothing more that can be done for a patient.
“I am still reminded of that particular moment, that fateful day when I first experienced the loss of a patient as a paralyzing pain and fear of failure overcame my being. I felt a light touch on my shoulder, I turned and saw my senior attending physician, Dr. Hadder. Understanding and kindness shone from his eyes.
“Don’t beat yourself up, Robbie,” he said. “We do our best. But we are not God. We can’t save everybody.
For 3 decades now Dr. Baron continues to give back to the community by organizing and conducting medical and surgical missions to the poor and marginalized communities in Tecate, Mexico every month, and in various municipalities in the Philippines every year.