UCLA Department of Surgery

Innovating surgical care from diagnosis to recovery.


World Class Patient Care

UCLA Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care available, is nationally ranked in surgical education and brings leading-edge scientific discovery to patient care. UCLA Health hospitals ranked in the top 5 nationally in a closely watched annual assessment published by U.S. News & World Report on July 25, 2022. For 33 consecutive years, UCLA Health has earned coveted placement on the U.S. News national honor roll, which names only 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across multiple areas.

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To find out more about our surgery services, call 310-267-8054.

Meet Our Experts

The UCLA Department of Surgery expert team is committed to providing the finest and most comprehensive patient care.

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We're housed on the campus of a globally-ranked comprehensive research university with a well funded research portfolio.

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Leading-Edge Research

The Department of Surgery has a robust history of research, with fundamental discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical sciences that have shaped the practice of Surgery and Medicine both nationally and internationally.

Our vision is to advance the field of surgery and allied fields through research, and enhance the department reputation as a world-class research unit recognized for innovation, excellence, and discovery.

Nationally-Ranked Education

In Surgery, we have an unswerving commitment to the academic mission including research and creative endeavors, teaching, clinical care, and service. We draw our talent from across the community, celebrating diversity and a broad range of perspectives and experiences.

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Exceptional Clinical Care

We lead the way in excellent health care. Our surgery team includes experts in multiple subspecialty areas who continually research best practices and advance their skills. Highlights of our surgical services include expanded access to care, advanced technology and comprehensive research.

Surgery News

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Engineered compound shows promise in preventing bone loss in space

A new study, led by Dr. Chia Soo, finds an engineered compound given to mice aboard the International Space Station (ISS) largely prevented the bone loss associated with time spent in space. 

Hsian-Rong Tseng, Yazhen Zhu and Vatche Agopian.

UCLA researchers receive grant from National Institutes of Health

Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, including Dr. Vatche Agopian, the director of the Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center, received a $3.3 million grant to find a more effective way to detect hepatocellular carcinoma.

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UCLA research suggests that heart transplantation is safer for adults with single-ventricle CHD than previously thought

Study co-authors include Dr. Ming-Sing Si and Dr. Peyman Benharash of UCLA Surgery.

Jane Yanagawa

Kardashian Center Paves Way to Advances in Treatment of Esophageal Disorders

The UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health works to bring together different medical specialties to develop new therapies to treat esophageal disorders. 

Surgery Events


Liver Diseases Symposium

Saturday, October 14, 2023 - Saturday, October 14, 2023


Get in Touch

To find out more about our surgery services, call 310-267-8054.