Robotic Surgery

One of LA's largest robotics programs, offering minimally invasive robotic surgery for faster recovery times.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery Expertise Unrivaled in the Region

Huntington Hospital hosts the largest robotic program in the San Gabriel Valley with dedicated rooms and a robotic team.

Robotic Surgery | Huntington Hospital

Advantages of robotic surgery include minimal scarring, less pain, and faster recovery times.

We offer 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.

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.

Dr. Dikranian, our medical director of robotic surgery and chief of surgery at Huntington Hospital, has extensive experience in urology and advanced robotic surgery.

Is Robotic Surgery Right for You?

Robotic Surgery Program’s Medical Director:
Armen H. Dikranian, MD

“Huntington Hospital’s robotic surgery program is the largest in the region, and we offer extensive expertise to the San Gabriel Valley. Employing the latest technology, including the the da Vinci surgical system, we offer minimally invasive surgery options for many procedures. Advantages include minimal scarring, less pain, and faster recovery times.”

– Armen Dikranian, MD, medical director, robotic surgery program

Dr. Dikranian attended college at the University of Southern California, and continued on at USC Medical School. He went on to complete two years of general surgery training and four years of urology residency at the Kaiser Foundation Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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

Patient Stories

Pete-Sanchez

Pete

Pete Sanchez was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2010. After discussing his treatment options with his physician, he decided to have surgery. Pete was referred to Armen Dikranian, MD, our medical director of robotic surgery, for a partial nephrectomy. This delicate procedure removes the tumor while saving the kidney. The minimally invasive procedure was a […]
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Lisa

When Lisa Perkins began feeling unwell, she visited Huntington 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 […]
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View all patient stories here.


Robotic Surgery Specialty Areas

Minimally invasive robotic surgery can be utilized across a broad range of procedures.

  • 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.

Types of Robotic Surgery

Urologic Surgery

Patients with urinary and genital tract problems including cancer and anatomical abnormalities can benefit from minimally invasive robotic surgery procedures.

Cases Performed

  • Prostatectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Cystectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder and Ureter Reconstruction
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Orchiopexy

Benign Gynecology

Procedures for women facing conditions such as fibroid tumors, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, cancer and pelvic organ issues.

Cases Performed

  • Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Endometriosis Resection
  • Myomectomy
  • Sacrocolpopexy

Gynecological Oncology

Surgical treatment of female pelvic cancers including ovary, uterus, cervix, and trophoblastic (placental) tumors.

Cases Performed

  • Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Lymph node dissection
  • Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy

General Surgery

Procedures addressing the organs of the chest, the esophagus, the trachea and the chest wall.

Cases Performed

  • Lung Resection (Lobectomy)
  • Thymectomy
  • Esophagogastrectomy
  • Chest Wall Mass Resection
  • Mediastinal Mass Resection

Thoracic Surgery

Patients with urinary and genital tract problems including cancer and anatomical abnormalities can benefit from minimally invasive robotic surgery procedures.

Cases Performed

  • Prostatectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Cystectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder and Ureter Reconstruction
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Orchiopexy

Contact Us

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

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