Laparoscopic Surgery of the Kidney, Prostate, and Bladder available in Orange County California

Associated Urologists of Orange County robotic surgeons have one of the most experienced and largest laparoscopic and robotic practices in Southern California

Prostate Cancer
Da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (dVP)
Kidney Cancer
•Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
•Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
•Da Vinci Robotic Partial Nephrectomy / Nephroureterectomy

Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to standard open surgery in which a special camera called a laparoscope is used to produce an inside view of the abdominal cavity. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure because it requires several small (1/2- to 1-inch) incisions rather than a single larger abdominal incision.
Prior studies have confirmed patients who undergo laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries have decreased pain, faster recovery times for patients and earlier return to work.
During laparoscopic surgery, several long thin instruments, including a lighted camera called a laparoscope, are inserted into the patient’s abdomen through small incisions. A new alternative to laparoscopic surgery, which is increasing in popularity, is robot-assisted surgery.
Robotic surgery can help surgeons overcome many of the challenges presented by the open or laparoscopic surgery. The da Vinci system is similar to the laparoscopic surgical platform in that long, thin instruments resembling traditional surgical instruments are inserted into the patient through small incisions. Therefore the benefits of robotic and laparoscopic surgery are very similar – less pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster healing times. 
Associated Urologists of Orange County Highlights: Dr. Tertzakian and Dr. Greenberger pioneered laparoscopic kidney surgery in Orange County, including laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, and laparoscopic/robotic pyeloplasty.  Associated Urologists of Orange County is the first community urology practice in Orange County actively performing laparoscopic kidney procedures.
Since October 2000, Associated Urologists of Orange County have performed hundreds of laparoscopic kidney and adrenal surgeries with excellent results.

Call us at (714) 639-1915 to make an appointment to discuss if laparoscopic surgery is right for your particular condition.

Associated Urologists of Orange County

Urology Doctors specializing in Urology and Urologic Surgery.  Located in central Orange County, our Urology Associates have expertise in incontinence, bladder suspension (“bladder lift”) and urethral sling procedures, kidney stones, no needle no scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal orange county, laparoscopy and laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery, prostate diseases including prostate cancer and enlarged prostate (BPH), robotic (da Vinci) prostatectomy for prostate cancer.  Associated Urologists of Orange County strive to be the best urology doctors in the Orange County area. Urologists upholding the AUA Best Practice Guidelines.

Urology and urologic surgery, in Orange County, California. Urologist serving all of Orange County including Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin. Urologist accepts most major insurance including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, Health Net, Medicare, United Health, and others.

The information on this site is solely for purposes of general patient education and may not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your own physician for evaluation and treatment of your specific condition.

1801 N Broadway, Santa Ana, California 92706

Phone: (714) 639-1915