Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Where's the Scar?
Advanced Surgical Associates in San Jose, California specializes in single incision minimally invasive surgery. Our surgeons are pioneers in advanced conventional and robotic laparoscopic surgery and spine surgery with incisions as small as a dime.
*Photo is of an actual post op surgery scar. Diagnosis: colon cancer. Procedure: resection of colon. Surgery was completed through a small incision made through the belly button. Outcome: Patient free of cancer, no visible scar.
Neurosurgery, Back and Neck Pain
Advanced Surgical Associates in San Jose, California uses a Dime Sized Incision for herniated discs and most Fusions. So your pain will be relieved with faster recovery while preserving the stability of your spine.
Our Surgeons at Advanced Surgical Associates in San Jose, California specialize in Robotic Surgery.
Robotic technology allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.
Minimally invasive surgery is a surgery minimizing surgical incisions to reduce trauma to the body. This type of surgery is usually performed using thin-needles and an endoscope to visually guide the surgery.
Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions.
Specializing in single incision Laparoscopic Surgery., also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique.
Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
General Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, trauma, peripheral vascular surgery and hernias.
Spine Surgery can have a long recovery time due to incision size. Our surgeons can complete spine surgery with a dime size incision.
Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery is a treatment option for people living with morbid obesity — especially for those who have not experienced long-term weight loss success through other means.
Inguinal Herna Repair is surgery to repair a hernia in your groin. A hernia is tissue that bulges out of a weak spot in the abdominal wall. Your intestine may bulge out through this weakened area.
Our surgeons are specialists in the field of Breast Cancer. This multidisciplinary field combines the expertise of a surgeon, oncologist, radiation specialist, and plastic surgeon.
We specialize in Single Incision Colon and Rectal Surgery. Our surgeons have vast experience in treating colo-rectal diseases such as colon cancer, diverticular diseases, colostomy reversal, and hemorrhoids.
Dr. Huy T.T. Nguyen has established himself as a premier surgeon, with expertise in standard and minimally invasive surgery. Since 1997, Dr. Huy Nguyen has seen and treated over 20,000 patients and has averaged 700 surgeries per year. As part of his vast experience practicing at Advanced Surgical Associates in San Jose, California, Dr. Huy […]
Dr. Nang Nguyen joined Advanced Surgical Associates in 2004. He received his surgical training in Queens, New York, receiving extensive training in many of the most renowned and busiest trauma centers in the nation, including Westchester Medical Center. He did his laparoscopic training at Pascak Valley Hospital in New Jersey and Critical Care at St. […]
Dr. Hua brings nearly a decade of experience treating patients with complex spine and brain disorders. He has performed over 2,000 surgeries and has taken care of thousands of patients with neurosurgical and pain issues. He brings this wealth of experience into every consultation and into every surgery. Every patient and situation is different, and […]
Dr. Christopher Kim joined Advanced Surgical Associates in 2013. He completed his medical education at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and general surgery training at University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program. Dr. Kim has significant experience in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic, single-site, and robotic surgery.
Dr. Kalle Stidham – Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine, Anthroscopy Medical School Education: D.O., Des Moines University, Iowa Orthopedic Surgery Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, New Jersey Sports Medicine Fellowship: SOAR, California Dr. Kalle Stidham is an orthopedic surgeon for Advanced Surgical Associates. Dr. Stidham that specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He not only treats athletes but also […]
The surgeons of Advanced Surgical Associates are nationally recognized pioneers in robotic surgery using the da Vinci System as an alternative to traditional surgical techniques. Surgeons performing traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical techniques experience significant limitations in what they can do within the body. The da Vinci System is designed to […]
Huy Nguyen, DO Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS): Scarless Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy) Huy Nguyen, DO with assistance from his brother Nang Nguyen, DO, is the first Bay Area surgeon to remove a patient’s gallbladder using single incision laparoscopic surgery with the DaVinci Robot. The procedure was performed on April 4, 2012 at Regional Medical Center […]
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery has been performed for decades. For most of those years, surgeons performed bariatric surgery using an open technique, which required a long incision and traditional medical instruments. Laparoscopic Hand Instruments As medical technology evolved, the laparoscopic or minimally invasive technique was introduced and widely adopted. Using the minimally invasive technique, a […]
Jackie got her life back with bariatric surgery. You will notice in the video that she looks more youthful and vibrant. In addition to the cosmetic effect of the weight loss, something deeper is going on – metabolic wellness. Weight loss may slow aging We normally think of bariatric surgery as a procedure that helps […]