As one of the top surgical centers in Los Angeles County, we perform nearly 8,000 surgeries each year. Our board‑certified surgeons are supported by skilled anesthesiologists, registered nurses and technologists.
AVH offers a wide range of surgical options for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients. Highly trained surgeons perform surgeries in all areas including general, gynecologic, ENT, urologic, vascular, orthopedic, neurologic and trauma surgery.
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.
Our surgical suites are equipped with state‑of‑the‑art video systems. Our Da Vinci Robot allows surgery that is ultra‑precise and less invasive. This cutting-edge technology paired with unparalleled surgical expertise allows AVH to offer robotic surgery options for urologic, gynecologic, and ENT concerns.
Our hospital is accredited to perform, and experienced in, some of the most complex surgical procedures including anterior hip replacement, pelvic fractures, and laparoscopic hand-assisted bowel resections.
One person may accompany the patient to pre‑op for initial preparation. Once the patient is ready, two people at a time can be escorted to the pre‑op area.
PACU ‑ Post‑Anesthesia Care Unit
After surgery, the surgeon will visit the waiting area to provide an update to family and/or friends. At this time, the patient will be transferred to PACU to be monitored as they awaken from anesthesia. This usually takes 1.5‑2 hours. Family and/or friends will be notified when the patient has been assigned a hospital room. For information about visiting a patient in the PACU, click here.
Our highly-trained surgeons employ the latest precision technology in the operating room.
Surgical robots offer effective and less invasive treatments for certain complex and delicate procedures.