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.
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.
Dr. Garo M. Tertzakian MD
Dr. Matthew L. Greenberger MD
Dr. William F. Pearce MD

Associated Urologists of Orange County

Doctors specializing in Urology with 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), cryoablation (or cryotherapy) of prostate and kidney, robotic (da Vinci) prostate surgery. Associated Urologists of Orange County strive to be the best urology doctors in the Orange County area.  Urologists upholding AUA Best Practice Guidelines.

Adult and pediatric urology, urologic surgery, in Orange County, California
serving Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana and Tustin.

Our office accepts most major insurance including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net, Pacificare, United Health, Medicare.

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
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
In a Minimally Invasive Way

Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery

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 Renal Cryoablation
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. Dr. Williams has published the safety and efficacy in the development of a robotic kidney surgery program at Harvard. 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. Click here for information about kidney cysts