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General Robotic Surgery

Is a condition in your digestive tract affecting your health and quality of life? When lifestyle changes, medicine or other treatments do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.

  • Robotic Surgery - da Vinci® Si - Patient Cart
  • Robotic Surgery - da Vinci® Si System
  • Robotic Surgery - da Vinci® - EndoWrist Instruments

Conditions Treated

  • Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Cholecystitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cancers

Types of General Surgery Procedures

  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Ventral hernia repair
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Robotic Cholecystectomy (gallbladder) (lap chole)
  • Upper foregut (abdominal)
    • Nissen Fundoplication (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Colon and rectal resection for cancers and benign disease
    • Low Anterior Resection (cancer of the rectum)
    • Sigmoid resection (colon removal)
    • Right colectomy 
    • Rectopexy (rectal prolapse) 
  • Oncologic procedures

General Surgeons

Farida Bounoua, MD

Farida Bounoua, MD

Specialty: Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery
Education: University of Algeria National Institute of Higher Learning
Internship: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (California)
Residency: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (California)
Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (California)

William Conway, MD

William Conway, MD

Specialty: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology and GI
Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine (Michigan)
Residency: Wayne State University Medical Center/Detroit
Fellowship: John Wayne Cancer Institute (CA)

Jeffrey Gauvin, MD

Jeffrey Gauvin, MD

Specialty: General Surgery
Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing)
Internship: Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Residency: Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Benjamin M. Howard, MD

Benjamin M. Howard, MD

Specialty: General Surgery and GI
Education: UC Irvine School of Medicine (Registrar)
Residency: University of California Medical Center (San Francisco)
Fellowship: University of California Medical Center (San Francisco)

Lexine Yurcho, MD

Lexine Yurcho, MD

Specialty: Colon/Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
Education: Ross University (Dominica)
Residency: Community Regional Medical Center (UCSF)
Fellowship: St Vincent Health Center - Erie

Marc Zerey, MD

Marc Zerey, MD

Specialty: Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery
Education: McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
Internship: McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
Residency: 
McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Canada)

Cottage Locations