If you're facing surgery, you want to work with a team of caring surgeons and staff who understand your concerns and will make you as comfortable as possible throughout your procedure and recovery. At Sutter Lakeside, surgical teams have earned recognition for excellence in cardiac, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, joint replacement, oncology, orthopedic and trauma surgeries.
Throughout the Sutter Health network, our doctors are recognized as leaders in surgical innovation. In 2015, kidney transplant surgeons performed the first six-way kidney transplant swap in California. A neurosurgeon in the Sutter Health network helped develop the technique for a new minimally invasive surgery for neck pain; and an ear, nose and throat specialist helped fine-tune a less-invasive procedure to treat surfer’s ear. Our nurse navigators help many people through treatment and recovery after surgery for key issues, such as cancer, joint replacement and weight loss surgery.
We implement the most advanced technology as appropriate to ensure that you have the best possible outcome. We’re committed to investing in your health and in the future of surgery.
For example, we’ve invested in robotic surgery technology that lets surgeons remove just the kidney tumor in some people, rather than the entire kidney. When possible, we offer minimally invasive surgery using the latest laparoscopic techniques to reduce your recovery time and scarring. This allows surgeons to perform hysterectomy, gallbladder, bariatric and other surgeries with just one to five small incisions.
After your surgery, our nursing staff, physical therapists and other rehabilitation specialists provide comprehensive support services to help you get back to life (PDF) as quickly as possible.
Committed to Patient Satisfaction
In addition to highly trained surgeons, you want a safe and caring setting for your surgery. Across the network, our hospitals and 37 ambulatory surgery centers have earned some of the most coveted safety and patient satisfaction awards in the nation:
- Consumer Reports’ 10 Best in Safety in California.
- Consumer Reports for Better Performance in LOS and mortality.
- Leapfrog Group’s A grade for patient safety.
- Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
- Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence in patient satisfaction.