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.
When 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.