Highly-trained surgeons perform approximately 32,000 surgeries in 42 operating rooms at Cedars-Sinai each year. More than one-third of all surgeries are now performed as minimally invasive procedures, in which physicians use the most advanced technology available for laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Beyond surgical excellence, Cedars-Sinai is a unique environment, particularly well-suited to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs. We enjoy a national reputation for superb clinical care and superior outcomes—a legacy that reflects the quality of our attending physicians who have been serving this community with distinction for many years. Over the last 15 years, we have added a larger nucleus of full-time academic surgeons and surgical scientists to augment cutting-edge translational research. This combination has enriched our nationally respected surgical residency and fellowship programs and brought the most complex surgical services to our campus.
The Department of Surgery is particularly well-suited to succeed in the modern health care environment. In the last several years, there have been substantial increases in nearly all indices of academic achievement, including National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the quality and selectively of the surgical residency program, and the national visibility of our clinical programs. Likewise, the Department of Surgery has five targeted goals through 2015.Read More
OR of the Future
Teamwork in the Operating Room
Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery is leading a national initiative funded by a $4 million grant from the DOD to develop new approaches to optimize teamwork in operating rooms.Read More