Robotic Surgery News


With support from the highly trained surgical team at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, surgeons are performing minimally invasive procedures including these:

  • Tumor removal
  • Urological Procedures:

    Prostatectomy - to remove an enlarged prostate causing urinary problems

  • Partial and total nephrectomy - kidney removal
  • Pyeloplasty - kidney reconstruction
  • Gynecological Procedures:

    Hysterectomy - removal of the uterus

    Myomectomy - removal of uterine fibroids

  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to diagnose and treat conditions in the chest and lungs

Physicians currently performing robotic-assisted surgical procedures at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital are:




Dr. Carin Craig

Dr. Margaret Echt

Dr. David Raphael

Dr. Ann Rodriguez

Dr. Ralph Quijano


Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Benedict Taylor

Dr. Phillip West




Dr. Julie Chacko

Dr. Daniel Curhan

Dr. Alex Koper

Dr. David Laub



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