Tag: Laparoscopy

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 […]

Minimally invasive hysterectomy safe, effective for women with endometrial cancer

Wright JD, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2016;doi:10.1200/jco.2015.65.3212. 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 Gynegologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also […]

daVinci Robot for Gyn conditions

  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 […]

Developing a Noninvasive Test for Endometriosis

da Vinci® Hysterectomy: Cancer Surgery Finding out you have cancer may be one of the hardest things you’ve faced. That’s why it’s important to learn about all of your options before choosing the best path forward. Know Your Options If your doctor suggests a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) for cancer, there may be two options: […]

da Vinci® Endometriosis Resection

da Vinci® Endometriosis Resection da Vinci® Endometriosis Resection Endometriosis happens when tissue that lines the inside of your uterus (endometrium) grows into areas outside the uterus. It can cause mild to severe pain, among other symptoms. Know Your Options If your doctor suggests surgery, there are two main options: open surgery through one large incision (cut) and […]

Father of Modern Laparoscopy, Dr. Camran Nezhat, Revolutionizes Modern Surgery

Dr. Camran Nezhat is an internationally renowned laparoscopic surgeon, scientist and innovator at the Stanford University Medical Center. In the mid-1980’s Nezhat presented his ideas on video laparoscopy at the annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, where his ideas were considered controversial and ultimately rejected.  Over twenty years later, Nezhat is considered […]