Dr. Pakula uses the state of the art da Vinci robotic surgery system which is beneficial for performing both complex and routine surgery.

Using the robotic system gives Dr. Pakula enhanced dexterity and three dimensional visualization during her surgeries which allows her to perform smaller movements with extreme precision, all through tiny incisions eliminating the need for a large scar. Faster recovery and return to work is accelerated.

Dr. Pakula is a national leader in robotic surgery and has numerous published journal articles of her experience. She trains surgeons all over the country in various types of robotic surgery and Los Robles Medical Center is a Case Observation site where surgeons come to learn how to perform advanced robotic surgery.


Surgical Specialties:

  • Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Surgery)
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Femoral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Colon Surgery for Diverticulitis
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Nissen Fundoplication (for GERD)
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Stomach Surgery
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic Intestinal Surgery
  • Rib Fixation Surgery (for Rib Fractures)

Dr. Pakula is based in Thousand Oaks and Northridge, CA. She serves patients throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, in the areas of Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Salinas, San Luis Obispo and beyond. Dr. Pakula’s hospital affiliations are with Northridge Hospital and Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Adventist Health Simi Valley and Los Robles Medical Center. Get in touch today for answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment.

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