Our Services

Surgical Services

According to statistics from the Office of Statewide Planning and Development, in 2009 St. Joseph Hospital had the second highest surgical volume for adult and pediatric inpatient procedures in the state of California. This extraordinary expertise found at St. Joseph Hospital extends throughout the patient's stay, for highly complex inpatient as well as minimally invasive outpatient procedures. A complete array of surgical services includes bariatric, cardiothoracic, colorectal, general surgery, gynecology, kidney transplant, neurosurgical, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, otolaryngology and urology procedures.

Orange County's first Intraoperative Radiation Therapy procedure, performed at St. Joseph Hospital in August 2009.

Surgical Facilities

St. Joseph Hospital recently expanded its healing environment with the opening of a Patient Care Center, which added 14 operating rooms (ORs), a surgical preparation area and recovery rooms for adults and children. There are 12 600-square-foot and two 700-square foot rooms, all equipped with today's most sophisticated technology. Each OR has flat panel display monitors for the surgeon's crystal-clear viewing of procedures. Surgeries can also be broadcast in real time, allowing specialized surgeons to assist and observe procedures from anywhere in the world. In every OR a digital file system provides immediate access to patient information. Voice and touch screen controls and ceiling-mounted booms that reduce clutter and carry medical equipment are all part of an evidence-based design, equipping the staff to optimize the patient's safety and recovery.

One of the 14 Smart Operating Rooms opened at St. Joseph Hospital in 2007

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