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da Vinci Robotic Surgeons at Palomar Medical Center

Palomar Medical Center is proud to offer the newest generation da Vinci S HD Surgical System - a robotic system that works as an extension of the surgeon who uses computer controlled instruments to operate through tiny openings in the body. Our surgical team is specially trained in gynecologic and urologic robotic surgery and has collectively performed nearly 1,000 procedures using this advanced technology. Together, they provide the highest level of minimally invasive surgical care for the North San Diego County and South Riverside County communities.

Our team trained in the da Vinci services at Palomar Medical Center includes:

 

Kris Ghosh,
M.D., FACOG

Gynecologist /
Gynecologic Oncologist Medical Director, Robotic Surgery
Palomar Medical Center

Dr. Kris Ghosh is the medical director of Robotic Surgery at Palomar Medical Center. He has 19 years of clinical experience in obstetrics / gynecology, gynecologic surgery and gynecologic oncologic surgery, and has completed more than 400 robotic-assisted surgical procedures using the da Vinci S HD Robotic Surgical System.

Dr. Ghosh is currently in private practive with the Center for GYN Oncology in San Marcos. Prior to his arrival in San Diego in 2002, Dr. Ghosh was an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 15 peer reviewed articles in major journals and has presented internationally regarding issues of gynecologic malignancy and nutrition.

Dr. Ghosh received his undergraduate degree and medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles during which time he was awarded a Rutledge fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Ghosh then completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Minnesota.

Sue Ghosh, M.D.

Gynecologic Oncologist

Dr. Sue Ghosh is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist currently in private practice with the San Diego Center for GYN Oncology. A Midwestern native, Dr. Ghosh completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, earned her medical degree at Ohio State University, and finished her four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. These academic achievements were followed by a two-year practice at Beth Israel Deaconess and a three-year gynecologic oncology fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, also in Boston, MA.
 

Dr. Ghosh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a candidate member of the Society of Gynecology Oncology. She currently holds both a California State Medical License as well as a Massachusetts Medical License. Her professional interests include cervical dysplasia, minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic malignancies, and cancer survivorship. She is currently a medical staff member at Palomar Medical Center where she regularly performs robotic-assisted surgical procedures.

Brano Cizmar, M.D.

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Dr. Brano Cizmar is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist currently in private practice with North County Women's Specialists in Escondido. Dr. Cizmar completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University. He is also a fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is affiliated with the American Medical Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. In addition to general OB/GYN care, Dr. Cizmar also sees patients regarding infertility, high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic sugery.

Josue Leon, M.D.


Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Dr. Josue Leon is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist currently in private practice with North County Women's Specialists in Escondido. Originally from Guatemala, Central America, Dr. Leon earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California Medical School and completed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Anuradha Rode, M.D.

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Dr. Anuradha Rode is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist currently in private practice with North County Women’s Specialists in Escondido. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University.. She obtained her medical degree in India and also successfully completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency in India. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr Rode loves taking care of women in all the stages of their life, from teen years to menopause.  Her interests in the field include minimally invasive surgery, including daVinci robotic assisted surgery, normal and high risk pregnancy, management of menopause related problems, management of abnormal pap smears surgical and non-surgical management of uterine bleeding.

Julian Anthony, M.D.

Urologist

Dr. Julian Anthony is a board-certified urologist currently in practice with Genesis Healthcare Partners. Dr. Anthony received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Yale University and completed his general surgery and urology residencies at State University of New York at Buffalo. He is an accomplished laparoscopic urologic surgeon with advanced training in robotic-assisted procedures.
 

Dr. Anthony is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a member of the American Medical Association and American Urological Association. He is currently on staff at Palomar Medical Center.
 

Evan Vapnek, M.D.

Urologist

Dr. Evan Vapnek is a board-certified urologist currently in practice with Genesis Healthcare Partners. Dr. Vapnek received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester in New York followed by his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. His internship and urology residency were completed at the University of California and the State University of New York, respectively. Dr. Vapnek also completed a renal transplantation and renovascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

An experienced laparoscopic urologic surgeon, Dr. Vapnek performs more than 100 major laparoscopic procedures per year, including robotic-assisted procedures. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the American Medical Association, and has earned many awards and honors including Highest Score on the AUA In-Training Exam. Dr. Vapnek is a member of the medical staff at Palomar Medical Center.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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