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Surgical Expertise

Our highly skilled surgeons provide unsurpassed surgical expertise you can trust for procedures ranging from the routine to the complex in a full array of specialties.

If you need surgery, St. Francis Medical Center has the expertise you are looking for in both a physician and hospital. As one of the leading trauma centers in Los Angeles County, we have top trained surgeons in a full range of specialties to deliver the highest level of treatment for emergencies. They bring this same degree of expertise and commitment to you. Together with our specially trained surgical nurses and staff, they are dedicated to your individual care. We have modern surgical suites and facilities that are equipped with the latest technology. Combined, our health care team and hospital offer unsurpassed surgical skill and advanced capabilities and the compassionate care that supports your treatment and recovery. For any surgery you may need, you can trust St. Francis Medical Center for the routine to the complex.

Highlights of Surgical Care at St. Francis

Expertise

The St. Francis team includes board certified and fellowship trained doctors who are experts in their field. As a trauma center, we have highly trained physicians in a comprehensive range of surgical specialties, experienced in treating all types of surgical cases. Our team provides you with this same level of elevated care. We specialize in general and critical care surgery, neurology/spine, vascular/cardiovascular, orthopedic, oncology, gynecologic oncology, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial, plastic and reconstructive, podiatry, otolaryngology, pediatric dentistry, and urology. With the recent addition of a seasoned bariatric surgeon to our team, we now also offer weight-loss surgery and a number of surgical options.

Minimally invasive

Our minimally invasive surgery is performed by surgeons who specialize in advanced laparoscopic techniques. Minimally invasive surgery is performed through keyhole-sized incisions, which means less trauma to the body, quicker healing, and a faster recovery for you.

State-of-art technology

Our surgery unit is equipped with advanced medical equipment and instrumentation for high quality imaging and precision for all types of minimally invasive procedures.

Personalized care

For most patients, the thought of surgery can be stressful. That’s why our team is with you every step of the way. Our surgery scheduler works together with your primary care physician’s or specialist’s office to schedule your procedure. Our pre-admission nurse takes time with you to discuss how to get ready for your surgery and what to expect, and she will help to coordinate any tests you may need in advance. She is happy to answer all of your questions, as many times as you may need to ask. On the day of your procedure, members of our surgery team will greet you and guide you through the process from pre-op to recovery, and will keep your loved ones in the waiting room informed along the way.

Team approach

Every surgery is performed by an experienced team of surgeons, surgical nurses, surgical assistants, technologists, and anesthesiologists. They care about each patient and work together to make the process seamless. Every team member is experienced in his or her role and with working with one another, and throughout your surgery, you are at the center of the team’s focus and care.Patient & Family Satisfaction

We are committed to providing the highest quality care and service to our patients and their families. Your opinion is important to us. Please take a moment to complete a confidential Patient Satisfaction Survey. If you need further assistance, contact our Customer Service Department at extension #8570.

Admitting Instructions/Pre-Registration

Once your surgery or procedure is scheduled by you or your doctor, you will be contacted by a member of our friendly and knowledgeable pre-registration staff who will obtain insurance information from you and provide some general instructions.

Patient & Family Satisfaction

We are committed to providing the highest quality care and service to our patients and their families. Your opinion is important to us. Please take a moment to complete a confidential Patient Satisfaction Survey. If you need further assistance, contact our Customer Service Department at extension #8570.