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Karim Toursarkissian, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology OB-GYN
  • With Beaver Medical Group since: 2005
  • Foreign Languages: Arabic, French
  • Gender: Male
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Office Location
Banning Primary Care Center 5957 West Ramsey Banning, CA 92220 Phone: (951) 845-0313
Availability

Accepting new patients



Profile:

Dr. Toursarkissian is one of a few select gynecologists in California who uses the da Vinci robotic surgical system. The equipment was recently installed at Redlands Community Hospital.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System* can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Learn more at http://www.davincisurgery.com

Expertise:

OBSTETRICS:
• Personalized Obstetrical Care
• Best availability for delivering obstetrical patients
• Works with midwives at Beaver Medical Group
• Choice of hospitals: Redlands Community Hospital, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda Heart and Surgical Hospital & Inland Surgical Center in Redlands
• TOLAC/VBAC

GYNECOLOGY 
• Expertise in advanced pelvic reconstructive surgery
• Prolapse surgery
• Incontinence
• Minimally-invasive surgery (Avoiding big cuts on the skin therefore going home the same day)
• Laparoscopic hysterectomy
• Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy
• DaVinci (robotic) hysterectomy
• Vaginal hysterectomy
• Advanced robotic surgery for pelvic prolapse (only surgeon performing such surgery at RCH) Such surgery includes sacral-colpopexy
• Laparoscopic presacral neurectomy for intractable pelvic pain
• Robotic surgery for pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer
• Cystoscopy
• Sling procedures for urinary incontinence: TVT, TOT, MiniArc.
• Coaptite and collagen injections for urinary incontinence
• Endometrial ablation: cryotherapy, hydrothermal or resection
• Laparoscopic or hysteroscopic (Essure) sterilization
• Hysteroscopic surgery using True-Clear



COSMETIC:
• Labial reductions
• Labial lifts
• Perineoplasty
• Vaginoplasty
• Vaginal rejuvenation

MEDICAL/OFFICE GYNECOLOGY:
• Management of menopause
• Alternative medical options
• Bio-identical hormones
• Sexual dysfunction
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome
• Puberty problems
• Endometriosis
• Chronic Pelvic Pain
• Abnormal uterine bleeding
• Contraception, including implants and IUDs
• Management of Abnormal PAP smears

 

Education:

• Medical School: University of Kentucky Hospital, graduated 1989
• Residency: University of Kentucky Hospital, completed 1993

HONORS/ACADEMICS:
• Graduated top 1% medical school class with High Distinction
• Graduated from Magna Cum Laude from University of San Francisco
• Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a Junior Medical student
• Elected to Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
• Recipient of multiple honors, awards and scholarships while in college, medical school and even private practice
• Best teacher award Louisiana State University 2000
• Associate Professor of Family Medicine, LSU 1999-2002
• Clinical Assistant Professor Ob/Gyn, Tulane University 1994-2000
• Assistant Professor, UCLA/UC Riverside School of Medicine 2008-2010
• UCLA Ob/Gyn clerkship coordinator at Redlands Community Hospital 2008

Certifications:

• American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1995
• Fellow, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
• Member, California Medical Association

Special Interests:
• Incontinence
• Endometriosis
• Gynecological Cancer
• IUDs
• Pelvic Pain
• Pap Smears