Dr. Tracey Childs is a general surgeon practicing in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Childs specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Childs provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
Education and Training
Univ of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch of Med, Los Angeles Ca 1986
University of California 1986
Colon & Rectal SurgeryAmerican Board of Colon & Rectal SurgeryABCRS
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
Dr. Tracey R Childs MD's Expert Contributions
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. READ MORE
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 READ MORE
- 2012 Southern California Super Doctors
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Anal Cancer
- Genital Warts
- Inguinal Hernia
- Vascular Disease
- Aerolase® Technologies
- Sansum Med Cli, Colon And Rectal Surgery; Swedish Med Ctr, General Surgery; Swedish Med Ctr, Family Medicine
- Surgery, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center 1987
- Swedish Hospital and Medical Center
- Swedish Hospital and Medical Center 1992
- SANSUM MEDICAL CLINIC
- Colon & Rectal Surgery, Sansum Medical Clinic, Inc. 1992
- Sansum Medical Clinic 1993
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