• Dr. Raphael is specially trained in the use of the da Vinci surgical system. If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. da Vinci Hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci™ Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions. For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com

Professional Distinctions

  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors
  • Associate Clinical Professor of USC Keck School of Medicine, OB/GYN Department
  • Chairperson of Cottage Hospital OB/GYN department (former and 2013)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1993 (27 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Southern California


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Additional Information


  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Sansum Clinic Involvement

  • Department Chair - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sansum Clinic Board of Trustees
  • Board of Directors, Sansum - Santa Barbara Medical Foundation, Inc.