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About Dr. Pakula

Andrea Pakula MD, MPH, FACS

Medical Director of Robotic Surgery

MIS/Robotic Bariatric and Hernia Surgery

Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

  • ASMBS - American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Mayo Fellows Association
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Hernia Society
  • Socierty of Robotic Surgery

Following graduation from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Dr. Pakula completed her internship and residency at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California and a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Pakula is the Director of Robotic Surgery and her affiliations are with Adventist Health Simi Valley Hospital, Northridge Hospital and Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center,  Adventist Health Simi Valley, and Los Robles Medical Center. Her clinical interests include all aspects of General surgery with extensive expertise in Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care surgery as well as Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Hernia surgery. She specializes in various open and minimally invasive and robotic techniques including inguinal hernia and complex abdominal wall reconstruction as well as a variety of weight loss operations. Dr. Pakula is dedicated to the treatment, education, and research of both open and robotic techniques for primary hernia repair as well as complex abdominal wall reconstruction and enjoys training surgeons around the country.

Board Certification:

Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

Master of Public Health:

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Medical School:

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies


Kern Medical, Bakersfield, CA


Kern Medical, Bakersfield, CA


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


SAGES conference

Dr. Pakula will be attending SAGES conferences. Do not miss the opportunity to listen to her!

Sages is the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.