El Camino Hospital Surgeons Perform 500th Robotic Surgery


El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng and Erika Balassiano, both members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship, under the supervision of world-renowned Dr. Camran Nezhat.

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Mountain View, CA – December 4, 2012 – As a leader in advanced surgical technologies, today, El Camino Hospital announced that it performed its 500th robotic surgical procedure this year. The patient, a nurse from Hollister, California, underwent a hysterectomy to remove uterine fibroids.

“To reach a milestone like this speaks to the breadth of experience and knowledge that our surgical team possesses,” said Dwight Chen, MD, surgeon, Gynecology, Oncology. “Having robotic surgical tools like the da Vinci® Si Surgical System enable us to provide patients with more minimally invasive options, which can help reduce recovery time and help her get back to normal daily activities faster.”

Both El Camino Hospital campuses have daVinci systems, allowing surgeons to perform minimally invasive uterine, prostate, lung and kidney procedures, which are both complex and delicate but can have significant benefits for patients including less scarring and less risk of surgical complication. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own; the surgery is performed entirely by the physician. The system utilizes 3-D, high-definition surgical technology that allows physicians to guide tiny cameras and instruments through the procedures.

“Knowing that the surgeons at El Camino Hospital had performed so many of these surgeries using the robotic systems, I felt like I was in the right hands. I am grateful to my surgical team for removing the fibroids that were literally weighing me down and helping me get back on the road to a more normal life.”

Article updated May 6, 2016

 

 


El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng and Erika Balassiano, both members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University, under the supervision of world-renowned Dr. Camran Nezhat.

Servicing Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, North Bay.