Santa Rosa

Robotic gynecologic surgery now available in Santa Rosa


Our most notable robotic-assisted procedures are hysterectomies for the treatment of a variety of conditions.NCMA’s Women’s OB/GYN is excited to announce new services offered by Tara Bartlett, D.O., and Melissa Seeker M.D., gynecological surgeons. Together, Dr. Bartlett and Dr. Seeker started the gynecologic robotics program at Memorial Hospital with a focus on a minimally invasive approach for benign hysterectomies.

Using the da Vinci® surgical system for robotic procedures each surgeon is able to be  100% in control of the robotic platform, which offers high definition 3D views and translates our hand movements into small, precise movements of the advanced EndoWrist® instruments. That means we have enhanced vision, dexterity and precision and our patients experience faster operating times, small incisions, reduced length of stay, and less conversion to open procedures on tough cases with scar tissue or fibroid uterus.

The Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group now offers robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery for patients with:

  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • uterine fibroids or adenomyosis
  • genetic cancer syndromes such as BRCA or Lynch Syndrome
  • endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain
  • ovarian cysts

Dr. Bartlett and Dr. Seeker’s most notable robotic-assisted procedures are hysterectomies for the treatment of the above listed conditions. For more information visit the robotics section of our website and to schedule a consultation, please call our office at 707-579-1102.

Planning for Pregnancy

For any woman who is trying to have a baby or just thinking about it, it is never too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Preconception health and health care focuses on things women can do before and between pregnancies to increase the chances of having a healthy baby.

For some women, getting their body ready for pregnancy takes a few months. For other women, it might take longer. Whether this is your first, second, or sixth baby, the following are important steps to help you get ready for the healthiest pregnancy possible.

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Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) Proudly Welcomes Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group

In keeping with its goal of providing Northern California with a comprehensive network of state-of-the-art health services from leading specialists in a full-spectrum of medical fields, Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) is proud to welcome Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group to its ever-growing practice.

For nearly 25 years, Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group has offered a full range of premier obstetrics and gynecology services to women of all ages in the North Bay region. The practice’s care team is made up of compassionate, expert doctors, midwives, nurses, and medical assistants that strives to meet all patients’ OB/GYN health care needs in a comfortable environment close to home. Services offered at Women’s OB/GYN include general gynecological health screenings, state-of-the-art diagnostics, contraception management, comprehensive pregnancy and postpartum care, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, uro-gynecological procedures, incontinence care, menopause care, laser hair removal and skin care.

Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group’s four elite physicians include Lela Emad, MD, Susan Logan, MD, Amita Kachru, MD, and Shazah Khawaja, MD. The doctors at this practice share in the whole-body care philosophy, meaning that they always strive to find the underlying causes of a woman’s health problems rather than simply treating the symptoms. The team of health professionals at Women’s OB/GYN is committed to both alleviating short-term ailments and maximizing long-term health.

Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group, located at 500 Doyle Park Drive, Ste. 103 in Santa Rosa, is an affiliate of Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH). The partnership with NCMA strengthens Women’s OB/GYN’s network of experienced healthcare providers, directly benefitting patient access to healthcare specialists in the area. The practice is currently accepting new patients. For more information visit us at To start care with a knowledgeable OB/GYN physician who will always treat you with compassion and expertise, call 707-579-1102 to schedule an appointment today.