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

Dr. Arsdell

UCLA Health, CHOC collaborate to enhance access to pediatric congenital cardiac care

Dr. Glen Van Arsdell will serve as the Chief of the Joint Program. 

Dr. Sha'shonda Revels

A UCLA Thoracic Surgeon shares critical health care advances with underserved communities

Dr. Sha'shonda Revels is creating better awareness about lung cancer screening. 

Peyman Benharash, MD and Eric Buch, MD at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA on March 20, 2023. (Photo by Scot Tran for UCLA Health)

Hybrid ablation procedure puts A-fib hearts back in sync

A new, two-stage hybrid ablation procedure, is less invasive and lowers recovery time. Dr. Benharash along with other UCLA Doctors have performed the hybrid procedure more than 60 times with an estimated 80% of their patients remaining in normal rhythm post-surgery.  

Dr. Clifford Ko

Dr. Clifford Ko: Surgeon, researcher, sommelier

UCLA Health's Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery extends his pursuit of knowledge and excellence beyond medicine. 

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