Surgical services in Ventura and Los Angeles counties
Surgery is the treatment of diseases or injuries through the use of specialized instruments designed to improve function. At Los Robles Health System, our surgical team is committed to providing superior treatments that patients need and the quality care they deserve.
For more information about our surgical services, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (877) 888-5746
Surgical services we offer
Our hospital is equipped with a first-class surgical center staffed with some of the most experienced surgeons in Los Angeles County.
We invest in modern technology, equipment and systems that provide advanced approaches and remarkable efficiencies, including robotic surgical treatments.
A brief scope of our available surgical services includes:
Anesthesiology focuses on administering pain-killing drugs during surgery. It also encompasses pain management, a sub-specialty which helps manage ongoing pain in patients with prescription medication, injections or other therapies.
Bariatric surgery deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity, and is widely considered the most successful approach to overcoming obesity. Bariatric surgery candidates typically have a BMI of 40 or more and are over 100 pounds past their target weight for their height. Standard bariatric practices include traditional endoscopy, as well as procedures such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomies and adjustable gastric banding.
With a range of services including coronary bypass surgery, valve procedures, treatments for congenital heart abnormalities and more, our experienced team of cardiology specialists at the Cardiovascular Institute of Los Robles Health System use the latest techniques to ensure our patients don’t skip a beat.
Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Los Robles is staffed with several otolaryngologists, physicians trained in the medical and surgical management of patients with complications of the ear, nose, throat and related head and neck structures. Otolaryngologists are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.
General surgery is an overarching term describing the surgical removal of diseased organs and tissue. Although broad in scope, general surgery typically involves abdominal contents, including the liver, gallbladder, appendix and pancreas, as well as parts of the body such as the breasts and thyroid glands.
Gynecology focuses on the health of the female reproductive system. Gynecologic surgery is typically minimally invasive, and can be necessary to treat abnormal bleeding, infertility, incontinence or colorectal complications. Our surgeons also specialize in urogynecology, the study and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders.
Neurological and Neuroendovascular surgery
Neuroendovascular surgery (NES), also known as interventional neuroradiology, uses minimally invasive procedures to treat complex diseases that affect the brain and spine. The mission of the NES program and our larger neurological care unit is to provide comprehensive care options that include diagnostic catheter angiography, neurocritical care and open surgical and endovascular neurosurgery of cerebrovascular diseases.
Oncology treatments are in the service of eliminating cancer. These treatments may include radiation, chemotherapy or other medical options, but surgery can prove to be a patient's most viable option. Whether colorectal, prostate, lung or otherwise, our oncological surgery specialists are equipped to service many patient challenges.
Ophthalmology deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Patients who are suffering from cataracts, eye infections and optic nerve issues should reach out to one of our first-class ophthalmologists for appropriate care.
Orthopedic care focuses on musculoskeletal conditions. Our orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. Additionally, our surgeons perform total joint procedures involving the replacement of bone with metal and plastic prosthetics. These procedures include knee, shoulder and hip replacement surgeries.
Though patients may be most familiar with the cosmetic side of plastic surgery, most cases are not cosmetic. Plastic surgery is concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function, and can involve surgery to the limbs and extremities, burn victims, microsurgery, as well as multiple types of reconstructive surgery. These reconstructions can also be geared towards women's care, such as breast and vaginal reconstructions.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the foot, ankle and lower extremities. Typical conditions treated with podiatry include fractures, sprains and bunions, as well as diabetes and arthritis.
Spine care encompasses complex spinal surgery, cervical/lumbar disorders and spine deformities. These issues are addressed by our multidisciplinary team of orthopedists and neurosurgeons. We utilize the latest spinal surgery technology to treat herniated and degenerated discs, osteoarthritis, spinal infections, pain and tumors, as well as sciatic nerve pain and scoliosis, among other issues.
Transurethral vaporization of the prostate
This minimally invasive procedure uses laser therapy to vaporize obstructive tissue in patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy symptoms. The laser beam rapidly heats the obstructive tissue and creates hemostasis, resulting in minimal incisions, less blood loss and quicker recovery.
Focusing on the male reproductive system, the organs treated by urologists include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and male reproductive organs. Urology also treats both male and female urinary tracts.
Vascular surgery treats diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins. Examples of common procedures include medical therapy, minimally invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction.
Whether your surgery is a medical necessity or elective in nature, surgery is serious. No matter the cause, we want to make sure you have all the information you need for a positive experience and a successful outcome. We believe the more information and clear understanding you have about your procedure, the better prepared you will be to recover quickly and get back to your normal activities.
Outside of emergency care, once you and your physician decide on a surgery date, you will be scheduled to attend a weekly pre-surgical education class. There, we will provide critical information, such as:
- Common surgical terminology
- Pre-surgery instructions
- Day-of-surgery instructions
- Discharge instructions
- Explanations of daily patient self-care
- Review of home safety protocols for successful recovery
Preparing for your surgery
When preparing for your surgery, we recommend that you complete all required surgical clearance tests as soon as possible. In order to facilitate this process, our hospital provides the following services:
- Blood work
- Chest X-rays
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Speak with your physician about the medications that you take at home, including vitamins and herbal supplements. This will allow your physician to make any modifications prior to your surgery. In addition, it is important to leave any medications that you have at home unless instructed otherwise. We will provide all medications that you need to take during your hospital stay.
Upon your arrival, you will be registered and taken to our pre-surgical care unit to begin surgical preparation. You will be seen by an anesthesiologist and will have the opportunity to ask any questions. Upon the completion of your surgery, you will be transferred to our post-anesthesia care unit for your initial recovery phase. Once your physician has cleared you, you will be transferred to a private room to continue recovery.
During the procedure, your friends and family will be able to wait in our comfortable surgical lobby. Our lobby is equipped with state-of-the-art patient tracking monitors that display information through a personal code that is only made available to your designated family and friends.
Once you have been transferred to your private room, you will be introduced to the rest of your clinical team that will work with you for the remainder of your stay. You will be oriented to your room and shown how to communicate with staff. Our nurses will provide you with all of your medications and assist you with effective pain management. Each morning, you will be provided with an activity plan that describes the itinerary for the day. These plans will also provide you with helpful tips and information for any pertinent physical therapy sessions.
For patients not requiring emergency care or the services of the intensive care unit, we also offer Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital (TOSH), an outpatient campus that services a broad spectrum of patient needs across six operating suites and one cystoscopy suite.
TOSH has consistently ranked second in the State of California for overall patient satisfaction and hosts 21 private rooms with in-room accommodations and meals prepared by an executive chef for patients, families and visitors.