Duncan John Turner, MD

DOB : May 6, 1946Dr. Turner
Place of Birth : Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
Citizenship : United Kingdom
Residence : Permanent Resident USA
Address : 737 Garden St., Santa Barbara, California, USA 93101
Phone : (805) 962-1957
Fax : (805) 966 3428




Education and Degrees

  • Queens College
    (undergraduate and premedical school)
    Taunton, Somerset, England, 1959 – 1964
  • St. Thomas' Hospital Medical School
    London University, England 1964 – 1969
    • Bachelor of Medicine
    • Bachelor of Surgery

Postgraduate Training

  • House Officer in Medicine
    Barnet General Hospital, Hertfordshire,
    England, December 1969 – June 1970
  • House Officer in Surgery
    Bolingbroke General Hospital, London,
    England July 1970 – December 1970
  • Resident in Pediatrics
    Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver,
    British Columbia, Canada January 1971 –
    January 1972
  • Resident in Obstetrics/Gynecology,
    University of Colorado Medical Center,
    Denver, Colorado, USA, October 1975 –
    October 1977
  • Chief Resident, Obstetrics/Gynecology
    University of Colorado Medical Center,
    Denver, Colorado, USA October 1977 –
    October 1978
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy, University of
    Southern California, 1985
  • Laser and Endoscopy, University of
    Southern California, 1987
  • Surgical Pelviscopy, University of Kiel,
    1987
  • Sclerotherapy & Endovenous Laser
    Treatment, San Francisco, 2003
  • Certification in use of DaVinci Robotic
    System, 2006
  • Vaser Liposuction, Denver Colorado, 2006
  • MonaLisa Touch®, Beverly Hills, 2015
 

Diplomas & Fellowships

  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons, 1969
  • Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians, 1969
  • E.C.F.M.G., 1970
  • Licentiate, Medical Council of Canada, 1972
  • F.L.E.X., 1978
  • Diplomat, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecological, 1982
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecological, 1982
  • Diplomat, Accreditation Council for Gynecological and Endoscopy 1998

Societies

  • Lifetime Member, International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy
  • Member, American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists
  • Member, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Lifetime Member, Australian Gynecological Endoscopy Society
  • Member, European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine.

Private Medical Practice

  • Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, March 1972 – September 1975
  • Santa Barbara, California, USA, October 1978 – Present
  • Hayward California, USA, March 2010 – Present

Special Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Urogynecology and Vaginal Reconstruction
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Endometriosis
  • Adhesion Prevention and Treatment
  • Functional Medicine
  • Nutrition and Wellness

Present Appointments

  • Medical Rejuvenation Clinic, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Active Staff, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Active Staff, Surgical Arts Surgery Center
  • Active Staff, St Rose Hospital, Hayward California, USA
  • Courtesy Staff, Goleta Valley Community Hospital, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Past Appointments

  • Medical Director
    Tofino General Hospital Tofino, B.C.,
    Canada July 1972 – June 1974
  • Chairman of OB/Gynecology, Santa
    Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara,
    California, USA 1987 – 1989, 1993 – 1995
  • Chair, Institutional Review Board
    De La Vina SurgiCenter,
    Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Chairman of Perinatology Committee
    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa
    Barbara, California, USA 1987 – 1989
  • President TriCounty Obstetrics and
    Gynecology Society, Santa Barbara,
    California, USA 1994 – 1996
  • Treasurer, International Society of
    Gynecological Endoscopy 2009 – 2013

Ongoing Research

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Functional Medicine

Research, Contributions & Presentations

1968

  • Renal Transplantation. Medical College of Virginia July – September 1968

1971

  • Malabsorption Syndromes in Children. Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

1978

  • Management of Breech Presentations in Ten Years at Denver General Hospital.

1994

  • Robotics in Gynecological Surgery. ACOG, AGM, May
  • Obstetrical Emergencies, Emergency Medical Systems of Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara, California, October.
  • Robotics and Gynecological Surgery. AAGL October

1995

  • Avoiding Trocar-Related Injuries.
  • Robotic vs. Human Assistants in Laparoscopic Surgery.
    World Congress of Gynecological Laparoscopy, Jerusalem, Israel, February.
  • Robotic vs. Human Assistants in Laparoscopic Surgery.
    International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy, London, England.
  • New Instrumentation in Micro-Endoscopy.
    First World Congress of Microendoscopy and Fertility Promoting Surgery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August.
  • Solo Surgery with the Aid of Robotic Assistant.
    Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland, November.
  • Solo Surgery with the Aid of Robotic Assistance.
    TeleMed, London, England, November.
  • Micro-Endoscopy as an Adjunct Operative Laparoscopy.
    AAGL, Orlando, Florida, USA, November.
  • The Role of Robotics in Gynecological Laparoscopy.
  • The Radially Expanding Veress Needle.
    International Congress, Hong Kong, China, December.

1996

  • Pelvic Floor Relaxation.
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. Primary Care Physicians Seminar, Santa Barbara, California, USA, April.
  • Robotics.
  • Laparoscopic Ultrasound – Clinical Applications.
  • The Radially Expanding Veress Needle. International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy, Chicago, Illinois, USA, April.
  • Robotic Laparoscope Control Evaluation.
  • Laparoscopic Ultrasound – Clinical Applications.
  • The Role of Virtual Reality, Computers and Robotics in Gynecology.
  • Avoiding Laparoscopic Complications. International Congress for Gynecological Endoscopy, Paris, France, June.
  • Laparoscopic Intraoperative Ultrasound. Surgeons Postgraduate Course Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York City, New York, USA, October.
  • Laparoscopic Intraoperative Ultrasound.
  • The Role of Virtual Reality, Computers and Robotics in Gynecology.
  • Microendoscopy as an Adjunct to Operative Laparoscopy.
  • Laparoscopic Ultrasound : An Evaluation. AAGL Chicago, Illinois, USA, October.
  • Avoiding Laparoscopic Complications Through New Technology.
  • Virtual Reality, Computers and Robotics in Gynecology. International Congress Portoroz, Slovenia. October.
  • Laparoscopic Intraoperative Ultrasound.
  • Office Ultrasound for the General Surgeon and Gynecologist. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Postgraduate Course. December.

1997

  • Intraoperative Laparoscopic Ultrasound.
  • Computers and Robotics in Gynecology.
  • Avoiding Complications Through New Technology. International Congress for Gynecological Endoscopy Greifswald, Germany. March.
  • Microendoscopy and New Technologies in Gynecology. Program Chair, Santa Barbara, California, USA, June.
  • The Clinical Experience of Robotics in Gynecological Endoscopy. The Operating Room 2000 Santa Barbara, California, USA, June.
  • Laparoscopic Ultrasound and Evaluation.
  • Computers and Robotics in Gynecological Surgery.
  • Utilizing New Technology to Avoid Complications in Laparoscopic Surgery. International Congress of Gynecological Endoscopy, Rome, Italy, June.
  • Robotics and Computers in Gynecological Endoscopy.
  • Avoiding Laparoscopic Complications Through New Technology. Australian Gynecological Endoscopy Society, Sydney, Australia, August.
  • Robotic Laparoscope Control – Voice Activated.
  • An Alternative Entry System in High-Risk Patients.
  • Infrared Ureteral Catheters – An Evaluation. Postgraduate Course in Microendoscopy, AGL, Seattle, Washington, USA, September.
  • Robotic and Gynecological Endoscopy : Where Do We Go From Here?
  • An Alternative Access System in High-Risk Patients.
  • 30-Minute Solo Surgery - Bladder Neck Suspension. European Society For Gynecological Endoscopy, Birmingham, England, December.

1998

  • Clinical Demands in the Operating Room 2000.
  • New Technology in Microendoscopy.
  • Laparoscopic Ultrasound : An Evaluation.
  • An Alternative Access in High-Risk Patients.
  • Robotics and Laparoscopy : Where Do We Go From Here?
  • 30-Minute Bladder Neck Suspension Solo Surgery.
  • Infrared Ureteral Catheters and Evaluation. International Society For Gynecological Endoscopy, Sun City, South Africa, March.
  • Integrating New Technology into Gynecological Office Practice. ACOG, AGM, May.
  • The Past, The Present and The Future.
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of the Adnexal Mass. Symposium Medicus Innovations in Gynecology, San Francisco, August, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August, New York City, September, Phoenix, Arizona, October.
  • The Radially Expanding Access System - Setting New Standards.
  • Avoiding Laparoscopic Injury Complications in High-Risk Patients. AAGL, Atlanta, Georgia, November.
  • The Radially Expanding Access System : Setting New Standards. European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy, Switzerland, December.
  • Pelvic Ultrasound : A Course in Ultrasonography.
  • Bladder Neck Suspension with Robotic Assistance. Course in Urogynecology. Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, California.

1999

  • Consensus Meeting "Laparoscopic Entry Techniques." Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. March.
  • The Radially Expanding Access System : Setting New Standards. International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy, Montreal, Canada. May.
  • The Benefits of Laparoscopy as an Adjunct to Vaginal Hysterectomy.
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for the Suspicious Adnexal Mass.
  • The Past, Present, and Future of Gynecological Surgery.
  • Safe Laparoscopic Entry. Australian Gynecological Endoscopy Society, Adelaide, Australia. May.
  • Symposium on Fertiloscopy : A New and Efficient Tool for Infertility Evaluation. European Society for Human Reproduction and Endocrinology, Tours, France June.
  • Faculty Course in Fertiloscopy. Clermont-Ferrand, France June.
  • Safe Laparoscopic Entry.
  • The Past, Present and Future of Gynecological Surgery. ISGE Regional Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, September.
  • The Past, Present and Future of Gynecological Surgery.
  • Safe Laparoscopic Entry. European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy, Stockholm, Sweden, September.
  • Safe Laparoscopic Entry. A New Method for Laparoscopic Entry in High-Risk Patients.
  • Fertiloscopy : New and Efficient Methods for Infertility Evaluation.
  • Nuclear Dye Staining by Methylene Blue : A New Evaluation of Fallopian Tubal Function. AAGL Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, November.
  • A Combination of Old Techniques and New Technology to Avoid Laparoscopic Entry Complications in High-Risk Patients.
  • Fertiloscopy : A New and Efficient Method of Evaluation in Infertility Patients.
  • Nuclear Dye Staining by Methylene Blue : A New Evaluation of Fallopian Tubal Function. Society of Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgeons, New York, December.

2000

  • Making the Case for the Radially Expanding Access System. World Congress on
    Gynecological Endoscopy, Tel Aviv, Israel, March.
  • Safer Technologies for Primary Entry.
  • Computers and Robotics in the Operating Room. Annual Congress of the International
    Society for Gynecological Endoscopy, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia April.
  • Safer Laparoscopic Entry for High-Risk Patients. Endometriosis 2000, London, England, May.
  • Safe Entry Techniques of Laparoscopic Surgery. Annual Course in Laparoscopic
    Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. May.
  • Computers and Robotics in Laparoscopic Surgery. Mexican Gynecological Endoscopy
    Society Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, July.
  • The Radially Expanding Access System. FIGO World Congress, Washington D.C. September.
  • Safe Entry Techniques and Avoidance of Complications.
  • Fertiloscopy : A New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tool. ART in Y2K, India, October.
  • Computers and Robotics in the Operating Room 2000. AAGL Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, November.

2001

  • Safe Entry Techniques, Rome, Italy, May.

2002

  • Consensus Meeting in Surgical Training, Perth Australia

2003

  • Hysterectomy 2020 - Keynote lecture. Australia Gyn Endoscopy Society, Melbourne,
    May.

2004

  • Surgrx Enseal System for Sealing and Cutting Vessels, AAGL.

2005

  • Trans Cervical Sterilization Techniques, ISGE World Congress, London.
  • Guest Lecturer, Southwestern OBGYN Society Annual Meeting, Park City, UT,
    September.
  • Comparison of Cutting and Sealing Laparoscopic Instruments, AAGL Annual Meeting,
    Chicago, November.

2006

  • Recurrent courses in Fundamentals of Liposuction.

2007

  • Robotic Surgical Assistance in Fertility Surgery. Frontiers of Gynecological Practice,
    Manchester, England, September.

2008

  • The Future Gynecologist. ISGE World Congress, Bari, Italy, June.
  • "Introduction to Cosmetics by Gynecologists." IAME, Chicago, September.
  • "Weight Management and Nutritional Assessment." IAME, Chicago, September.
  • "Cosmetic Surgeries by Gynecologist." IAME, Chicago, September.
  • Fertiloscopy, Cosmetic Procedures by Gynecologists. Society of Laparoendoscopic
    Surgeons, September.
  • Robotic-Assisted Endoscopic Surgery for Myomas. Mexico City, ISGE Regional
    Congress, October.
  • Cosmetic Surgeries by Gynecologists. AAGL postgraduate course, Las Vegas, Nevada,
    November.
  • The Future Gynecologist. Keynote speech.
  • Surgical Training in US.
  • Robotics in Surgery. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecology Joint Meeting with
    the British Society of Gynecological Endoscopy, London, December.

2009

  • Robotic Surgery in Gynecology
  • Robotic Surgery for Myomectomy
  • Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery. ISGE Regional Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2010

  • "Gynecology and Cosmetics." ISGE World Congress and AGES Annual Meeting, Sydney,
    Australia.

2011

  • Live Demonstration of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. ISGE, World Congress.
    Chennai, India.

2012

  • Cosmetics and Gynecology. ISGE World Congress, Orlando, Florida.

2013

  • Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy. Symposium Medicus, Las Vegas, July.
  • Safety in Laparoscopy. Symposium Medicus, Las Vegas, July.
  • The Modern Gynecologist. Symposium Medicus, Las Vegas, July.

2014

  • Why You Shouldn't Use the Robot : We're Going in the Wrong Direction. Symposium
    Medicus, New York, December.
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Made Simple. Symposium Medicus, New York,
    December.

Presentations to the Public

  • Infertility, The Good News. Community Health Forum, Santa Barbara, California, USA, September, 1995
  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy. University Club, Santa Barbara, California, USA, July, 1998
  • Infertility and Endometriosis. Coral Casino, Santa Barbara, California, USA, August, 1998
  • Pelvic Floor Relaxation and Urinary Incontinence. Coral Casino, Santa Barbara, California, USA, September, 1998
  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California, USA, September, 1999
  • Infertility and Endometriosis. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California, USA October, 1999
  • Pelvic Floor Relaxation and Urinary Incontinence. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, November, 1999

Publications

  • Prenatal Diagnosis and Subsequent Team Approach to the Management of Omphalocele. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 24, p. 134, March 1980.
  • Solo Surgery – With the Aid of Robotic Assistant. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Vol. II, Supplement 1, 1996, pp. 46-48.
  • A New Radially Expanding Access System for Laparoscopic Procedures Versus Conventional Cannulas. AAGL Journal, August 1996 Vol.3 pp. 609-615. Copyright © 1996 The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Reprinted by permission.
  • Laparoscopic Intraoperative Ultrasonography. Surgical Technology International, V, 1996, pp. 103-1088. Reproduced with permission from Universal Medical Press, Inc. For reprints with clearer images contact : Universal Medical Press, Inc. Surgical Technology International, 2443 Fillmore Street, Suite 229, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA Tel. +1 415 436 9790 ISBN 0-9643425-4-5.
  • New Generation Entry Devices : Making the case for the radially expanding access system. Gynaecological Endoscopy, (8), 1999 pp. 391-395. Reprinted with permission from Blackwell Science, LTD.
  • The Role of Computers and Robotics in Endoscopic Surgery. Surgical Technology International, VIII, 1999, 23-27. Reproduced with permission from Universal Medical Press, Inc. For reprints with clearer images contact : Universal Medical Press, Inc. Surgical Technology International, 2443 Fillmore Street, Suite 229, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA Tel. +1 415 436 9790.
  • Randomized Trial Comparing a Radially Expandable Needle System With Cutting Trocars. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Inc. (4), 2000, pp. 11-15. Reprinted with Permission of The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
  • An Alternative Entry System in a High-Risk Patient - Submitted for publication.
  • Cosmetic Surgery by Gynecologists - Submitted for publication

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