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. In the Sutter Health network, surgical teams have earned recognition for excellence in bariatric, cardiac, cardiovascular, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal, gynecology, joint replacement, oncology, orthopedic and trauma surgeries.
We’re also 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 in the network 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 strive to give you and your doctor the most advanced technology possible 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 offer minimally invasive surgery using the latest laparoscopic techniques and laparoscopic robotic-assisted technology. This allows surgeons to perform hysterectomy, gallbladder, bariatric and other surgeries with just one to five small incisions—reducing your recovery time and scarring. For kidney cancer, robotic surgery technology lets surgeons remove just the kidney tumor in some people, rather than the entire kidney. Memorial Medical Center offers three catheterization laboratories (“cath labs”) and two hybrid interventional radiology labs with state-of-the-art, image-guided diagnostic technology.
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 a pair of skilled hands to perform your operation, you want a safe and caring setting for your surgery. 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
- Leapfrog Group’s A grade for patient safety
- Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
- Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence in patient satisfaction