General Robotic Surgery

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If you have any questions before or after your procedure, please contact the Cottage Surgical Clinics at: (805) 324-9144.

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.

Conditions Treated

Types of General Surgery Procedures

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

Cottage Robotic Surgery Center Offers Robotic Lobectomy Procedure

Barbara Ross

After an ultrasound revealed tumors growing on her lung, Barbara Ross was referred to the Cottage Robotic Surgery Center. Soon after, she was the first patient to have a robotic lobectomy in our area.

Successful Recovery