Dr. Lourié uses the da Vinci robotic surgery system, the state-of-the-art in surgical, computer, and robotics technologies which is beneficial for performing both complex and routine surgery.

Dr. Lourié is in complete control of the da Vinci System, which allows enhanced, high definition, three-dimensional visualization of the inside of the body and translates Dr. Lourié’s skilled hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny surgical instruments inside your body, all without having to make a big cut.

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Above, Dr. Lourié demonstrates the latest surgical robotic instruments to visiting NASA scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Dr. David Lourié MD was one of the first surgeons in the world to use advanced robotic staplers in stomach, intestinal, colorectal and liver surgery.

Under Dr. Lourié’s direction, Huntington Hospital has tripled its robotic surgery capability and offers the latest robotic technology in general surgery. This cutting edge technology includes Xi and Si da Vinci systems, Firefly™ biologic immunofluorescence, advanced vessel sealing, single site capability, teaching simulators, and robotic stapling devices. Huntington Hospital is also a Case Observation site where surgeons and their teams come to learn how to better perform advanced robotic surgery.


Dr. Lourié also established one of the few early, outpatient state of the art robotic surgical programs in the country at the Avalon Surgery and Robotic Center. The latest techniques Dr. David Lourié offers include abdominal procedures such as gallbladder surgery using single site or minimally visible scars often hidden in the belly button. Good candidates for these procedures can often have the benefits of outpatient, minimally invasive surgery without any visible disfiguring scars. Ask Dr. Lourié if you are a candidate for minimal visible incision surgery.

minimally invasive incision robotic surgery pasadena californiaDr. David Lourié MD uses the Intuitive da Vinci surgical robot to perform single site cholecystectomy or gallbladder surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and the Avalon Surgery and Robotic Center in Glendale both in Los Angeles, California. Using one hidden incision instead of the four surgical cuts usually used in standard laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, Dr. Lourié is able to offer the best and latest technology to qualifying patients.

Dr. David Lourié MD uses advanced robotic surgery for the treatment and repair of inguinal (groin) hernias, umbilical (belly button or navel) hernias, femoral hernias, abdominal hernias, epigastric hernias, spigelian hernias and ventral or incisional hernias in men and women.

huntington hospital david lourie md pasadena californiaDr. David Lourié first began performing robotic surgery in 2006. In 2008 he published his experience with one of the largest series of robotic bariatric surgeries in the nation. With robotic assisted surgery, Dr. Lourié is able to provide increased dexterity, superior surgical visualization, and enhanced precision through small, sometimes hard to see incisions. Rapid recovery and return to normal function can be accelerated.

Procedures that are not yet FDA approved for single site robotic surgery are often performed by Dr. Lourié with multi-port robotic assistance or advanced laparoscopic techniques. Your particular medical condition, history of previous surgery, presence of scar tissue, and disease process will determine which type of surgical procedure would be best for you. Dr. David Lourié has extensive expertise in various forms of advanced general surgical techniques including complex laparoscopic, robotic assisted, and traditional open surgery and thus can offer you the best operation for your individual situation.

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I had an incredible experience with both Dr Lourie and his office manager Monique. Dr. Lourie’s skill and deftness is second to none. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had him take care of me.
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Dr. Lourie seemed so soft spoken, but he doesn’t mess around when it comes to his surgeries. He has a great reputation for being a expert surgeon and caring much for his patients.
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Dr. Lourie explained the procedure well before hand in his office. He answered all my questions before I could even ask them. He esp. demonstrated a confidence in what he was going to do yet with humbleness which was very reassuring. I had a long and complicated surgery and I went into the surgery feeling confident everything was going to be ok! The office staff were reassuring and very responsive when I emailed or called. Thanks for making this such a positive experience!
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