Meet the da Vinci Surgical Team at UMCP

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Surgeons at UMCP use our da Vinci Surgical System® to perform a full range of gynecologic, urologic, thoracic and colorectal procedures — including prostatectomy, hysterectomy, lobectomy and colectomy. Surgeries performed using da Vinci are generally less invasive than traditional surgeries and increase the likelihood of a fast recovery.

Our da Vinci Surgical Specialties Include:
Medical Director
Colorectal Surgeons
General Surgeons
Obstetricians/Gynecologists
Thoracic Surgeons
Urogynecologists
Urologists

 


Medical Director

Bruce Pierce
Bruce R. Pierce, MD, FACOG 

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology


Colorectal Surgeon

Sanjiv Patankar
Sanjiv K. Patankar, MD 

Board certified in general surgery and specializes in colorectal surgery

Liam Smith
Liam R. Smith, MD 

Board certified in general surgery and specializes in colorectal surgery


General Surgeon

Nisha Dhir
Nisha S. Dhir, MD, FACS 

Board certified in general surgery

Lawrence Jordan
Lawrence J. Jordan, MD
 

Board certified in general surgery

Liam Smith
Liam R. Smith, MD
 
Board certified in general surgery and specializes in colorectal surgery

Ramez Juha
Ramez Juha, MD
 
Board certified in general surgery


Obstetricians/Gynecologists

Eugene Gamburg
Eugene S. Gamburg, MD, FACOG 

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology

Christopher Naraine
Christopher Naraine, MD, FACOG

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology

Kenneth Ung
Kenneth H. Ung, MD, FACOG 

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology

Shyama Mathews
Shyama Mathews, MD

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology


Thoracic Surgeon

John Heim
John A. Heim, MD

Board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery, and is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at UMCP. 


Urogynecologists

Nina Bhatia
Nina Bhatia, MD 

Board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and in obstetrics and gynecology

Manish Gopal
Manish Gopal, MD 

Board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and in obstetrics and gynecology

Heather Van Raalte
Heather M. van Raalte, MD
 
Board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and in obstetrics and gynecology


Urologists

Alexander Vukasin
Alexander P. Vukasin, MD 

Board certified in urology

Alexei Wedmid
Alexei Wedmid, MD

Board certified in urology

For more information about the da Vinci Xi Surgical System at UMCP or for referral to one of our da Vinci surgeons, please call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).

More information about da Vinci surgery is also available at www.intuitivesurgical.com