Conditions Treated

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Our experienced robotic surgery team provides exceptional care. To learn more about our robotic surgery services, call 310-825-2631.

With robotic surgery, surgeons can use the flexible instruments the robotic arms provide, as well as enhanced magnification and the ability to move the camera to different arms to control what they can see.

This combination means that general surgeons can now think about using robotic surgery for complex cases.

Many conditions have been successfully treated using Robotic-assisted surgery.

Doctor and robotic surgery tool

At UCLA, our robotic surgeons use the robot to perform:

Cancer Surgery

  • Adrenal malignancies
  • Malignant hepatobiliary surgeries (liver, biliary tract, gallbladder)
  • Pancreatic disease (benign and malignant)
  • Stomach/Gastroesophogeal junction cancer
  • Sarcoma/Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Neuroendocrine tumor (NET)/Carcinoid/Paraganglioma 

Colorectal Surgery

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Transanal conditions (TAMIS)
  • Diverticular disease

General Surgery

  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Heller myotomies
  • Inguinal/ventral hernias
  • Immediate arcuate ligament release
  • Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones

Gynecologic Surgery

Our talented and experienced surgeons use the daVinci robot to treat women with cancer as well as women who suffer from troubling gynecologic conditions, including:

Gynecologic conditions:

  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Hysterectomies (benign and malignant)
  • Pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian cystectomy

Head and Neck Surgery

Malignant (cancerous) conditions:

  • Tonsil cancer
  • Base of tongue cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal cancer
  • Recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer

Benign (non-cancerous) conditions:

  • Sleep apnea (also known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA)
  • Chronic Lingual Tonsillitis
  • Parapharyngeal space mass (tumor)
  • Laryngeal cleft

Thoracic Surgery

Our surgeons perform minimally invasive surgeries for the following conditions and types of operations:

Chest Cancers:

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Thymoma and Thymic Cancers
  • Chest Wall Cancers
  • Neurogenic Tumors (Combined with Neurosurgery if Necessary)
  • Other Mediastinal Cancers

Benign Conditions:

  • Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
  • Diaphragm Plication for Diaphragm Paralysis
  • Hiatal and Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
  • Diverticulectomy for Esophageal Diverticula
  • First Rib Removal for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Mediastinal Procedures for a Variety of Conditions

Urologic Surgery

Our doctors use the da Vinci robot to treat the following urologic conditions:


  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Testicular cancer

Benign Conditions

  • Female incontinence
  • Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement)
  • Ureteral stricture (obstruction)

Contact Us

Phone: 310-825-2631