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Dr. Tracey R. Childs, MD

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Dr. Tracey R Childs MD is a top Surgeon in Santa Monica, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Tracey R Childs MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Tracey R Childs MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Tracey R Childs MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Tracey R Childs MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
33 years Experience
Dr. Tracey R. Childs, MD
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Univ of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch of Med, Los Angeles Ca
  • Accepting new patients

What is robotic surgery and how does it work?

Robotic surgery is basically another minimally invasive tool using a laparoscopic approach and instrumentation, which allows 7° of freedom using wrist instruments for surgery. READ MORE
Robotic surgery is basically another minimally invasive tool using a laparoscopic approach and instrumentation, which allows 7° of freedom using wrist instruments for surgery. Laparoscopy means using a camera in the belly and inserting instruments which are straight sticks. Robotic surgery uses instruments which are “wristed“ and allow for more precise technique. We use it routinely for low pelvic surgeries. It is being used for chest surgery, heart surgery, intestinal surgery, I nyc logic surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. It is not always appropriate as the best choice, but the patient should seek a surgeon who is experienced and has many options to offer the patient and who will choose appropriately and make those recommendations.

My hernia has developed again. Should I get it operated on?

You should definitely see a surgeon that does hernia surgery routinely. If this was done open, it could be approached minimally invasively.

Tracey R. Childs, MD, MPH