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.

State-of-the-Art Operating Rooms

Imagine the operating room of the future: robots help perform precise operations; soothing green light improves visibility and protects surgeons’ eyes during long procedures; power booms suspended from the ceiling swivel within easy reach and lift cables off the floor and out of the way; endoscopic hardware and touch-screen displays provide immediate access to medical records, vital signs, x-rays and MRIs.

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Surgery News

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Top US News & World Report Rankings

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Johnese Spisso

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Dr. Joe Hines

Dr. Joe Hines honored with Sherman M. Mellinkoff Faculty Award

Get in Touch

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