Comprehensive Surgical Care
Palmdale Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive surgical care using advanced equipment and minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.
If you need a referral to a physician at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 1-800-851-9780.
In some cases, doctors use surgery as a preventative measure, and in others, it's a last resort. Kamran Parsa, MD, discusses how to weigh your options and decide if surgery is best for you.
How do You Decide if You Really Need Surgery?
With advanced, minimally invasive robotic surgery, patients may experience shorter recovery times, a quicker return to work and normal activities and less scarring.
Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery using the advanced da Vinci® Surgical System may also provide patients with decreased risk of infection, reduced pain and trauma to their bodies and reduced loss of blood during a procedure.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Spinal fusion surgery connects two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them in order to relieve symptoms associated with instability, including pain.
Palmdale Regional uses advanced implants for spinal fusion that can help accelerate the fusion and bone healing process, which means patients may experience a quicker recovery and return to normal activity.
We offer simple and complex procedures to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Simple and complex hernias
- Gastrointestinal problems including peptic ulcer disease, colon cancer, anorectal disorders, hemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease
- Diseases of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver
- Endocrine problems
- Benign and malignant disease of the breast
- Swallowing disorders
Podcast: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Palmdale Regional Medical Center is committed to enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), a protocol designed to achieve early recovery after surgical procedures. Learn more about new protocol in this educational podcast.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Palmdale Regional Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lower intestinal tract, including:
- Colon cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn's disease
- Colostomy problems
- Colorectal trauma
- Rectal cancer
- Anal fissure
- Anal incontinence
- Malignant tumors of the anal canal
Podcast: Current Management of Diverticulitis
Get tips on the things you can do to prevent diverticulitis, and the treatment options available at Palmdale Regional Medical Center if you do have a painful flare up in this educational health podcast.
Head and Neck Surgery
Head and neck surgery at Palmdale Regional Medical Center is performed by otolaryngologists, more commonly known as ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors. Today's otolaryngologists receive broad based training in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the head and neck, making the name ENT doctor obsolete.
Otolaryngologist are trained in a wide range of areas, including:
This is the treatment of patients suffering from voice and swallowing disorders caused by benign or malignant conditions affecting the vocal cords and other vocal and swallowing tract structures.
Nose and Sinus Allergy
This involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms and manifestations of nose and sinus allergy, including hay fever and other inhalant seasonal and perennial allergies that are present all year.
Oncology involves the treatment of cancer of the head and neck that may involve surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. The otolaryngologist works closely with medical and radiation oncologists to design the best possible treatment program.
Otology is the medical or surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the ear, such as ear infections, balance problems or dizziness and hearing problems.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of surgical treatments for orthopedic problems, including:
- Hand and shoulder surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Orthopedic injuries
- Hip and knee surgery
Vascular surgery is dedicated to the care of patients with disorders of the circulatory system. These disorders fall into two broad general disease processes known as atherosclerosis and thrombophlebitis, which affect the arterial and venous systems.