Category: Gynecologic Surgery

Doxycycline can prevent progression of endometriosis

  Endometriosis is a common, difficult disease to have.   Approximately 10% of women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis.  Symptoms can be anything from painful periods to chronic pelvic pain that interferes with a normal daily routine.   The endometrium is a thick layer of tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Sometimes, endometrial […]

Coming Soon: A New Treatment for Endometriosis-Associated Pain

  Endometriosis is a disease of the pelvic that affects between 1 and 8% of the female population.  It can be as high as 50% in women with infertility and is present in as many as 70% of women with pelvic pain.  It’s been over a decade since any new treatments for Endometriosis-associated pain have […]

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery? Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) replaces the use of large incisions into the abdomen with smaller incisions (or in some cases, no incisions), which allow the surgeon to view the inside of the body with a small camera and manipulate the internal organs with small surgical tools. By taking this minimally-invasive […]

September is Ovarian Cancer Month: What you should know

September is Ovarian Cancer Month: What you should know   Ovarian cancer is an uncommon cancer, most of us have a less than 2% chance of ever getting it.  However, for those that do develop this cancer, it is hard to catch early and harder to cure.   It is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers […]

Robotic Hysterectomy: The basics

  El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

Robotic surgery faster with similar outcomes for endometrial cancer

  El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

Open vs. Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: Commercially Insured Costs and Readmissions

  El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

DaVinci Hysterectomy

El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic 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. […]

Endometriosis Resection: DaVinci Robot

  ENDOMETRIOSIS RESECTION Solutions for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery The da Vinci Surgical System Monopolar Curved Scissors Surgeon Benefits Early clinical data suggest: As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Endometriosis Resection may offer the following potential benefits: • Ability to accomplish technically challenging dissection1, 2, 3 • Low rate of complications1, 3, […]

Robotic Assisted Myomectomy via daVinci Robot

da Vinci® Myomectomy (Fibroid Removal) If you plan to have surgery to remove fibroids, the operation is called a myomectomy. Your doctor will take out the fibroid(s) and keep your uterus in place. A myomectomy can be done using open surgery through one large incision (cut). It can also be done using minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), which […]