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Physician/Medical Professional Biographies

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

Accepting new patients


Dr. Toursarkissian is the only Beaver Medical Group gynecologist, and one of only select GYNs in California who uses the da Vinci robotic surgical system. He can perform robotic GYN surgery at Redlands Community Hospital or Loma Linda University Hospital. Dr. Toursarkissian is the only BMG Gyn who performs ADVANCED robotic surgery at RCH and LLUMC.

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.


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• 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,

• 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

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

• 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



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

• 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


• 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