California Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery

AAGL Center of Excellence Appointments: (858) 268-0300

About Us

The California Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery is a medical center which is dedicated to the advancement of minimally invasive surgical systems and procedures in treating gynecologic problems among women.

This website aims at providing helpful information on gynecologic conditions and minimally invasive surgical treatments, particularly on robotic-assisted surgical procedures using the da Vinci ® Surgical System.

The da Vinci ® Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offers a minimally invasive option for major surgeries. It is a device that guides surgeons through complex procedures with ease and safety. Most robotic-assisted procedures are performed through tiny incisions that surgical hands are inserted into. Your surgeon controls these hands with controls in the device while looking through a lens in the console that provides a three-dimensional, magnified view of the area. The robotic hands mimic the movements of the surgeon’s hands and will not move unless the surgeon is looking through the lens.

The da Vinci ® Surgical System offers the patients smaller incisions, less pain, less bleeding, shorter recovery time and less scarring.

It is our hope that the information contained in our website could provide patients the information they need.

The information provided in this website is intended solely as resources for educational purposes only and should not be used as the only source of decisions on any treatment. Decisions must be made only after a consultation with your physician.

Why Choose Us

The California Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery is a healthcare center which is dedicated to the promotion of gynecologic well-being of women. Its primary objective is to provide the best possible care by utilizing the latest advancements in gynecologic health care services, particularly in the field of minimally invasive surgical procedures.

The California Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery has been at the forefront in the promotion and advancement of women health care and minimally invasive surgical procedures in San Diego County through its excellent practitioners, very dedicated and well-trained support staff and wholesome clinical facilities.

Our center provides comprehensive care for women. For women who need surgical intervention, we offer minimally invasive surgery options whenever possible. We provide safe and more effective alternatives to traditional open surgery. Minimally Invasive surgery (MIS) uses tiny keyhole incisions through which the surgeon can laparoscopically accomplish the same surgery as he would otherwise through a large abdominal incision. MIS offers less pain, shorter hospital stays, less scarring and less complications such as bleeding or infection. We offer MIS surgery for treatment of fibroids, ovarian cysts, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse.

Our Team

Our team of well-trained and experienced providers is competent and skilled to provide professional health care services to the gynecologic needs our patients.

Our Physician

Physician Assistants

  • Rita Jamil-Clovis, PA

Hospital Affiliations

Our office is affiliated with the following hospitals: