Methodist Hospital Surgical Services
Specialized Surgery in LA County
Methodist Hospital of Southern California houses 12 sophisticated operating
room where a multidisciplinary surgical team performs advanced operations
utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and the most rigorous safety standards.
For our patients, this means the highest quality care with the best possible
outcomes. Multiple teams of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses are
available 24 hours a day to handle emergencies.
We prioritize minimally invasive operations when possible, but our team
is more than capable of performing open surgery as needed. For less invasive
procedures our surgeons make use of laparoscopes, a small camera that
can be inserted through small incisions that allow for surgery to be performed
without cutting a patient open.
Our multidisciplinary surgery team includes experts in:
Orthopedic Surgery - Our orthopedic surgery team is ready to treat your condition when less
invasive treatments have proven ineffective. Common orthopedic surgeries include
total joint replacement,
spinal surgery, and
minimally invasive arthroscopy.
- Both open heart surgery and minimally invasive cardiac procedures are
offered. We are prepared to perform emergency procedures in the event
of a heart attack or other cardiac event. We also offer minimally invasive
angioplasty procedures to treat narrowed arteries and heart disease.
General Surgery - General surgery focuses on the abdominal area, and treats a variety of
conditions. Most issues affecting the esophagus, stomach, colon, and thyroid
are treated by a general surgeon. General surgeons are medical specialists,
and the term "general" actually refers to the general abdomen
area that they work on.
Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery (ENT) - Pains in the face and neck area are often treated by an ENT surgery. You
may want to consult with an ENT doctor when dealing with difficulty swallowing,
earaches, and sinus issues. The widely known tonsil removal procedure
is usually performed by an ENT surgeon.
Neurosurgery - Neurological operations usually take place on or near the brain and spine.
Neurosurgery is often performed to remove tumors on the brain and spine,
diagnose neurological disorders, a treat nerve damage.
Cancer Surgery - Your doctor or oncologist will likely recommend cancer surgery if it is
diagnosed before it has a chance to spread. Before cancer metastasizes
(spreads), most of the cancer cells clump together in a tumor where the
disease originated. By removing the tumor and destroying the remaining
cancer cells there is a high chance of eliminating cancer for good. In
addition to our general cancer surgery, specialized services are offered at the
GYN Oncology Institute and
Colorectal Surgery Institute.
Vascular Surgery - While cardiac surgery primarily deals with heart issues, vascular surgery
treats conditions in blood vessels throughout the body, including the
brain, legs, arms, neck, and some internal organs. Vascular surgery is
often used to treat varicose veins, blood clots, and, in some cases, stroke.
To learn more, contact our Surgical Services Team at 626-574-3776.