Dr. Kar has been the Chief of Staff of St.Joseph's Hospital and is currently the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery.
He is also President of The Indian American Urology Association of North America.
He has been selected as Physician of Excellence by Orange County Medical Association 10 of the past 12 years
and is affiliated with St.Joseph's Hospital,Western Medical Center and La Veta Surgery Centers.
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.