Robotic Surgery

robotic surgery equipment

Robotic Surgery Expertise Unrivaled in the Region

Huntington Hospital offers minimally invasive robotic surgery utilizing the state-of-the-art single port da Vinci SI surgical system, the latest generation of robotic surgery equipment, to perform laparoscopic surgeries.

For more information about the Robotic Surgery program at Huntington Hospital, please call: (626) 397-3642.

Benefits for Patients

  • Minimally invasive surgeries through a single incision in the belly button.
  • Minimal scarring.
  • Less pain.
  • Low blood loss.
  • Fast recovery.
  • Short hospital stay.
  • High patient satisfaction.

Today, many procedures can be performed using robotic techniques at Huntington Hospital. Our capabilities for different robotic procedures using the da Vinci robotic system cover a broad range of specialty areas.

Robotic Surgery Specialty Areas

  • General Surgery - Procedures addressing abdominal or gastrointestinal conditions.
  • Urological Surgery – procedures for men and women to treat urinary and genital tract problems including cancer.
  • Benign Gynecology – procedures for women facing gynecologic conditions such as fibroids tumors, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, cancer and pelvic organ.
  • Gynecological Oncology - Surgical treatment of female pelvic cancers including ovary, uterus, cervix, and trophoblastic (placental) tumors.

Lisa's Story

robotic surgery doctor and patientWhen Lisa Perkins began feeling unwell, she visited Huntington Memorial Hospital oncologist Dr. Annie Yessaian, who had previously treated her successfully for ovarian cancer.

A computerized tomography scan detected a tumor on Lisa’s kidney and she was referred to Dr. Armen Dikranian, urologic surgeon and the medical director of the robotic surgery program.

Dr. Dikranian recommended that Lisa’s procedure be performed — with a few small incisions — using one of Huntington Hospital’s state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical robots. Following the approximately three-hour procedure, Lisa remained in the hospital for just two days before she was able to return home. She was then able to return to work a short time after that.

“We all lead very fast-paced lives,” says Lisa. “I can’t tell you how grateful I was to be back on my feet so shortly after surgery. Dr. Dikranian and his staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating,” she adds, “and I recovered much more quickly than I have after other surgeries.”

Lisa is now healthy and happy – working full-time at the company she’s been with for 44 years and enjoying her new role as a grandmother.

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