Patient Care


The Department of Surgery focuses on providing patients and their families with effective, efficient and quality care.

The clinical activities of the department cover all surgical subspecialties. Our surgeons have expertise in minimally invasive treatments and leading technologies enabling them to provide patients with better outcomes. Surgery trainees are equipped to handle a range of cases from simple to complex.

Specialty Areas

USC Comprehensive Aortic Center

The USC Comprehensive Aortic Center provides the most advanced care for all types of aortic diseases such as aneurysm, dissection and genetic disorders. Our quick-response program is designed to provide emergency transport to our facility for patients with aortic emergencies.

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USC Cardiovascular Institute

The USC Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) provides the most advanced and appropriate therapies to patients experiencing disease of the heart and lungs. Unique to our mission, we conduct groundbreaking clinical research and advance basic science in pursuit of clinical excellence. As a result, we offer our patients optimal clinical care.

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USC Digestive Health Center

A recognized leader in the care of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, the USC Digestive Health Center provides comprehensive and innovative medical and surgical treatment options, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies. Patients are evaluated by a highly specialized team who works in collaboration with our nationally recognized GI and medical oncology specialists.

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USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

As one of the eight original National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, USC Norris is one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical institutions and one of California’s top cancer centers. Our surgeons are a critical part of the care team working alongside medical and radiation oncologists. We have been revolutionizing cancer research for more than 40 years with innovative surgical techniques and novel cancer treatments.

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USC Transplantation Institute

Our renowned team of experts provides patients with a comprehensive approach to care. Physicians specialize in a variety of transplantation procedures and are involved in all aspects of treatment, from the pre-evaluation to surgery and into the post-surgery phase of the procedure. Each and every one of our transplantation programs are part of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), which allows us to offer patients the best opportunity to receive new organs.

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Surgical Critical Care Program and Acute Care Surgery Service

Los Angeles General Medical Center is a busy and thriving center that services the greater Los Angeles area. Los Angeles General Medical Center is a level 1 American College of Surgeons-approved Trauma Center and is one of the largest and busiest centers in the United States with over 4,500 trauma alone cases per year. In addition, we are located in the center of one of the largest and busiest metropolis in the United States, which brings in a large volume of those who require emergent surgical attention.