Robotic Surgery Specialist

Southern California Multi-Specialty Center

Vascular Surgeons & Pancreatic and Robotic Surgeons located in Porter Ranch, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

Dr. Babak Eghbalieh at Southern California Hepatobiliary Pancreatic & Robotic Surgery Institute is a board certified surgeon and a leading expert in robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is one of 20 surgeons in the nation that performs these types of surgery. He provides personal attention for patients needing surgical treatment for diverse conditions, from gallstones to colorectal, pancreatic, liver, and stomach cancers. Dr. Eghbalieh sees patients throughout the Southern California area, with offices in Valencia, Porter Ranch, and Sherman Oaks, California, and a new office opening in Los Angeles in the near future.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, gives you the best of two worlds. You have the personal attention and professional judgment of an experienced surgeon, Dr. Eghbalieh, while the use of a cutting-edge robotic system allows him to achieve superior and precise surgical results.

It takes extensive training and years of experience to master this advanced technology. In fact, it’s such a specialized field that Dr. Eghbalieh is one of a very small number of physicians in the United States offering the type of complex robotic surgeries that he expertly performs.

What are the benefits of robot-assisted surgery?

Robot-assisted surgery is achieved using the da Vinci® Surgical System, which performs laparoscopic, or minimally-invasive surgery through a few small incisions. The robotic system extends the surgeon’s reach, making it possible to perform surgery in hard-to-reach areas with minimal distress to surrounding tissues.

The robotic device perfectly complements Dr. Eghbalieh’s surgical expertise, adding benefits such as:

  • Visualization: 3D, high-definition, and zoom capabilities give the doctor excellent visual clarity and the ability to see details of the tissues in small, confined surgical areas.
  • Enhanced dexterity: The narrow robotic arms are built with fingertip control, a range of motion, and extended length that exceeds human capabilities.
  • EndoWrist™ Instruments: Transform the surgeon’s wrist, hand, and fingers into tiny surgical instruments that can work inside the body in spaces too small to accommodate a hand.
  • Excellent precision and control: The enhanced dexterity combined with motion scaling that eliminates normal physiologic tremor allow the robot to seamlessly execute the doctor’s motions.
  • Improved ergonomics: Dr. Eghbalieh can perform surgery while seated, which reduces fatigue and provides optimal coordination between hands and vision.

What type of robot-assisted surgery does Dr. Eghbalieh perform?

Dr. Eghbalieh is an experienced general surgeon with specialized training in cancer surgery, robotic surgery, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Most of the surgeries he performs are robotic, including:

  • Hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery: treats cancers of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas
  • Splenectomy: spleen removal due to injury, cancer, or other health problems
  • Colorectal surgery: colon and rectal cancers, colonic polyps
  • Complex hernia repair: robot-assisted surgery to treat inguinal, incisional, umbilical, hiatal, and ventral hernias
  • Gastrectomy: to treat stomach cancer as well as other ulcers
  • Small bowel resection: for cancer and other problems with the small intestine
  • Pelvic and groin lymphadenectomy: treat metastatic melanoma
  • Heller myotomy: to treat disorders of the lower esophageal sphincter

If you need surgery, contact Dr. Eghbalieh for a consult and customized treatment plan.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Eghbalieh accepts many of the largest Insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the accepted plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Facey Medical Group
Health Net
Healthcare Partners
Imperial Health Holdings
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Regal HMO
United Health Care
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