San Diego Center for GYN Oncology

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Patient Stories



 "I received robotic-assisted surgery to remove a large fibroid tumor on my uterus. I went to a couple of doctors for second opinions. One doctor told me I had to have a hysterectomy. I went to see Dr. Ghosh, who immediately put me at ease. He was extremely thorough in explaining my situation, as well as my options. He was compassionate and caring. He has an impeccable bedside manner. Dr. Ghosh explained to me two options for surgery. The first option was traditional surgery which would be painful with a large scar and a long recovery period. The second option was robotic surgery. I was extremely nervous about robotic surgery. I did a lot of research. I went to the DaVinci website and read testimonials. I also had a family friend who had robotic surgery for a different procedure. In the end, after weighing the options, robotic surgery appeared to be the best option. It is a minimally invasive surgery. The recovery process was half the time of traditional surgery. I have four tiny scars and the pain was minimal. Dr. Ghosh is a fantastic doctor. This was my first surgery and he did an impeccable job. He made me feel so calm and relaxed. The robotic surgery went extremely well. I was thrilled with the results. I would highly recommend robotic to everyone that has the option. Furthermore, I would highly recommend Dr. Ghosh for robotic surgery. He is absolutely amazing. This was the best decision I have ever made. Thanks Dr. Ghosh."

-Lilly F.


"When I decided I was going to have a hysterectomy, Dr. Ghosh told me that I would be a good candidate for the daVinci surgery and how the recovery time is short. I knew my sister-in-law just had one a couple of months ago, so I called her to find out how she liked it. She said nothing but good things about it and highly recommended I have it done. After having mine done I too would recommend this type of surgery as well. My hospital stay was 24 hours, and I had very little pain and only needed pain medication for two days and that was only at night. I did exactly what the doctor said with no lifting and my recovery went very well. I was only out from work for two weeks and then I went back full time."

-Crystal P.


“A genetic mutation which puts me at high risk for ovarian cancer made it necessary for me to have a hysterectomy.  I’ve had 2 c-sections and a laparoscopic oophorectomy and I was not looking forward to another abdominal surgery and the long, painful recovery.  Shortly after moving to the San Diego area, a friend of mine told me about Dr. Sue Ghosh.  I was very impressed and encouraged after my first conversation with her.  Dr. Sue Ghosh spent a lot of time explaining the robotic surgery and answering all of my questions. 
I had my hysterectomy in March 2012.  I was back at home after just 24 hours and feeling great within days.  As a stay-at-home mom of two young boys, I was thrilled to be able to get back to my routine so quickly.  My husband had a business trip one week after my surgery and I was able to stay home and take care of my boys. Having experienced three different types of abdominal surgery, I can definitely say that the robotic surgery is far and away the best option.  I’m so thankful to Dr. Sue Ghosh and the staff for the great care I received!

-Dana D.


"I suffered for 2 years with my gynecological problem.  I was referred to a doctor that does the daVinci robotic surgery, and after several visits with the doctor he convinced me that this would be the best surgery for me and my problem.  The surgery only required an overnight stay in the hospital, and I had minor pain in the hospital.  When I went home I took Tylenol for about 3 days and after that I didn't need any medications.  There were four small incisions and they healed quickly.  Two weeks after the surgery I was back to my normal routine.  Light housework for a few weeks.  I was driving 2 weeks after the surgery.  I was limited to bending over and heavy lifting for 6 weeks.  6 months after the surgery I still practice no heavy lifting. 
     So glad I had the daVinci robotic surgery.  I feel very fortunate to have been a part of such innovative medical and technological advances.  Compared to other surgeries I have had this was the least painful.  I would highly recommend this surgery to anyone that has suffered with Pelvic relaxation problems.  Dr. Ghosh and his staff provided excellent care to me." 

-Judith K.











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