About USC Surgery
USC Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles is dedicated to providing quality patient care and conducting innovative research that will advance the future of surgical practice. Our surgeons are an essential component to our patients’ care teams at Keck Medicine of USC treating complex cases in conditions of the heart, liver, lungs, cancer and more.
Our surgeons have expertise in minimally invasive treatments and leading technologies enabling them to provide patients with better outcomes. USC surgeons perform more robotic surgeries than at any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. They also train surgeons and physicians worldwide on how to use robotic systems effectively. Read more »
Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Our acute care and surgical critical care experts provide trauma surgery, emergency surgery and surgical critical care at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. LAC+USC Medical Center is a level 1 American College of Surgeons-approved Trauma Center and is one of the largest and busiest centers in the United States with more than 4,500 trauma cases per year.
Our cardiac surgeons are leaders in the surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease. USC surgeons offer a full range of programs and services to address cardiovascular concerns from state-of-the-art diagnostic tests to innovative non-invasive treatments and specialized therapies.
Colorectal surgery experts at Keck Medicine of USC provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of all diseases of the colon, rectum, small bowel, as well as anorectal disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction. Our physicians’ nationally recognized expertise includes state-of-the-art care and technology in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, as well as complex and reconstructive procedures for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and benign disorders.
Hepatobiliary, Pancreas & Abdominal Organ Transplant
Keck Medicine of USC surgeons specialize in live donor liver transplant, liver transplantation, liver surgery, pancreatic surgery, gallbladder and bile duct surgery, portal hypertension surgery and bloodless surgery. USC surgeons are specially trained in innovative procedures, such as laparoscopic surgery. The liver transplant program is one of the pioneering centers in the country for live donor liver transplantation.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide expertise in every facet of plastic surgery. This includes breast reconstruction, extremity reconstruction, hand surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, burn injury and reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
Our thoracic surgery team approaches chest and foregut disease from an organ-centric approach rather than a specialty-centric approach. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of the management of chest and foregut diseases, including understanding the scope of the problem, determining the diagnosis with both noninvasive and invasive techniques, and deciding on the best treatment option – whether or not surgery is necessary.
Upper GI and General Surgery
Keck Medicine of USC offers many diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that are not available at any other center in the region. Our upper GI and general surgery physicians specialize in upper GI surgery, bariatric surgery, breast / soft tissue surgery, endocrine surgery and general surgery. Specializing in all forms of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, the team is one of the most experienced minimally invasive surgical teams in the U.S.
Our vascular surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC specialize in comprehensive care of vascular disease through preventive services, diagnostic expertise and the latest in minimally invasive endovascular and traditional surgical techniques. Areas of expertise include aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins and venous disease and hypertension.
Our News & Stories
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Healing the Healer
Having performed many anti-reflux surgeries over the years, upper G.I. surgeon F. Paul “Tripp” Buckley turned to Keck Medicine of USC and esophageal and gastric surgeon John Lipham, MD, to treat his own acid reflux with the revolutionary Linx device.