Welcome to the Practice of

Dr. Andrea Pakula MD, MPH, FACS

Medical Director of Robotic Surgery

Simi Valley


Ventura and Los Angeles County’s Foremost Specialist in

Robotic Hernia Surgical Procedures

Simi Valley


Advanced Hernia Surgery and

other General Surgery Procedures

Simi Valley


A Wide Range of Bariatric Surgery and

Evidenced-based Weight Loss Services

Simi Valley


Welcome to Our Practice

For nearly a decade Dr. Andrea Pakula has been at the forefront of advanced hernia treatment procedures, Robotic Surgery and a wide range of other gastro specialties. Read more about her full offering of treatments and areas of expertise by visiting any of the sections below.

Dr. Pakula is the Medical Director of Robotics Surgery at Simi Valley Adventist Hospital that is now recognized as a Robotic Center of Excellence. Her clinical interests include all aspects of General Surgery with extensive expertise in Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care surgery, minimally invasive Bariatric and Hernia surgery.

She enjoys training surgeons around the country and educating on building a best-in-class robotics program.

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Our Procedures

Hernia Surgery

From Inguinal and Femoral Hernia treatments to Ventral, Flank and Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Dr. Pakula utilizes Traditional, Robotic and Non-invasive Treatments

Bariatric Surgery

As one of the leading providers of Bariatric Surgery and Clinical Weight Loss, Dr. Pakula takes a unique, science-based approach to help patients lose weight safely.

Robotic Surgery

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


Having your gallbladder removed is a common procedure and one of many surgical specialties offered by Dr. Andrea Pakula, learn what to expect and how to prepare for surgery

Meet Dr. Andrea Pakula

With surgical expertise that includes a diverse range of hernia surgery options, robotic surgical procedures, bariatric and weight loss, as well as other general surgical procedures, Dr. Pakula is widely regarded as one of the most sought-after providers of gastrointestinal and endoscopic care in Ventura and Los Angeles County areas. Get to know the founder of our practice better by learning more about her education, experience, publications, and unwavering dedication to the patients she serves.

Meet Dr. Andrea Pakula

Innovative Hernia & Robotic Surgery in

Ventura and Los Angeles counties

Regardless of whether you’re dealing with hernia issues, excessive weight gain, poor digestion or any number of other gastrointestinal challenges, Dr. Andrea Pakula brings both ample experience and the most leading-edge technology to every patient she serves. We invite you to learn why she’s regarded as one of the area’s most respected hernia surgeons, in addition to her other areas of expertise in gastric bypass, appendectomies and more.

Patient Portal

Whether you’re a new patient or familiar on a first name basis, our Patient Portal contains a vast array of helpful resources, forms and other essentials to help you learn more about the services we provide, while saving time on the day of your appointment or surgery. All information is fully HIPPA-compliant, and your personal information is regarded with the utmost discretion.

Contact Us

Dr. Pakula is based in Ventura and Los Angeles County with hospital affiliation. Get in touch today if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Our office location

Contact one of our departments to talk to us

Adventist Health Physicians Network

Surgical Specialties Clinic

2750 Sycamore Drive #210

Simi Valley Hospital, CA 93065

Fax (805) 577-8462


Da Vinci 5, the most advanced form of robotic surgery

Check out this article from ABC 7 News where Dr. Pakula is featured using the latest Da Vinci 5 Robotic Surgical System in the Southern California area- Click Here