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Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)

As part of the cancer care multi-disciplinary team, radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care with oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and pathologists to provide personalized treatment plans for each patient.

ACTIVE Diabetes Program

The ACTIVE Diabetes Program helps patients with poorly controlled diabetes reach their personal health goals. Our program uses an integrated interdisciplinary care team approach, which includes your Primary Care Provider, Clinical Pharmacist, Registered Dietician, Case Manager (Social Worker), and Medical Assistant.

Advanced Endoscopy

Advanced endoscopy procedures are used to not only diagnose but treat a range of digestive conditions such as GERD, cancers affecting the GI tract, gallstones, ulcers, anal fistulas and more.


AlignRT™ is a radiation-therapy guidance system that has been shown to reduce radiation exposure to the heart while patients are being treated for left breast cancer.

Aneurysm Embolization

Minimally invasive treatment of brain aneurysms using coils and stents. Coiling is proven to lead to shorter recovery times and better outcomes than surgery for acute hemorrhagic stroke patients.

Ankle Replacement Surgery

Ankle injuries can set the stage for osteoarthritis to develop. One of the best ways to alleviate the pain associated with arthritis in the ankle is to undergo total ankle replacement surgery, also known as ankle arthroplasty.

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

When minimally invasive intervention methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are no longer an option, a vascular surgeon may recommend aortic surgery as the best course of treatment. Repair is typically performed when the AAA reaches five centimeters or larger, due to increasing risk of rupture.

Aortic Root Repair/Replacement

Aortic root replacement involves the removal of a section of the aorta and aortic valve. The section of aorta is replaced with an artificial tube (graft), and the aortic valve is replaced with a mechanical or biological valve.

Aortic Root Surgery

Aortic root surgery is a surgical procedure to treat a dilation or enlargement of a section of the large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from your heart to your organs. The aortic root is located near the junction of your aorta and your heart.

AquaCast Liner

If you have broken a bone and want to remain active, an AquaCast liner is the perfect solution for you. Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialists can offer you the fastest drying, most breathable and comfortable waterproof cast liner available. With this special liner and cast padding, you can shower, sweat and swim.

Ascending Aortic Arch Replacement

An ascending aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the portion of the aorta closest to the heart. The ascending aorta begins at the heart's left ventricle and extends to the aortic arch, or the bend in the aorta. Aneurysms in the ascending aorta and aortic arch usually require immediate surgery.

Autoimmune Disease Care

The MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Long Beach Medical Center offers world-class care for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Balance and Vestibular Disorders Program

Long Beach Medical Center's outcome data demonstrates that at least 90 percent of individuals identified at risk for falling are no longer at risk after completing their rehabilitation program.

Beating Heart CABG / Off-Pump CABG Surgery

CABG (pronounced like the word "cabbage") stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery, also referred to as Coronary Revascularization, reroutes blood flow around a blockage in the coronary artery so the heart muscle can maintain a good blood supply.

Bentall with Bioprosthesis or Prosthesis

This procedure, a variation of the original Bentall procedure, is a simultaneous replacement of the aortic valve, root and the entire ascending aorta.

Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)

Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) is a variant of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) where the pressurized air is delivered at higher pressure when you breathe in than when you exhale.

Birth Control

Effective birth control can help you take charge of your family planning. The caring team of OB/GYN experts at MemorialCare provide a full range of birth control options.

Bowel Disorder and Motility Center

The Bowel Disorder and Motility Center at Long Beach Medical Center offers advanced digestive diagnostics for bowel disorders.


As part of the cancer care multidisciplinary team, our radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care with surgeons and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.

Brain Tumor Care

At the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Long Beach Medical Center, our team provides a multi-disciplinary approach for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, including skull base tumors.

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Genetic Counseling

According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer, in the U.S. It can occur in both men and women, although very rare in men. Each year there are about 2,300 new cases of breast cancer in men and about 230,000 new cases in women.

Breast Cancer Surgery

Our specialized breast surgeons are experts in breast-sparing surgery.

Breast Center Video Guides

Educational Video Guides for MemorialCare Breast Center patients.

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

At MemorialCare, we believe that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your baby. To make the most informed choice about this important decision, we encourage you to attend our breastfeeding class during your seventh to ninth month of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding 101

Your breasts are becoming fuller and are getting ready to make colostrum.

Cancer Care Services

Cancer care Services include: Tumor Boards – Cancer Treatment Planning, Tumor Registry, Fatigue Management, Pain Management, Infusion Centers and Nutritional Counseling

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Rehabilitation is designed to provide you optimal outcomes for daily living. You will receive specialized one-on-one care from our physical therapy staff and be immersed in a culture of healing, education and motivation.

Cancer Risk & Prevention Program

We encourage you to gather information about your family history before your appointment. Some tips for collecting a cancer family history are...

Cancer Surgery

As part of the cancer care multidisciplinary team, our surgeons coordinate care with oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.

Cardiac Receiving Center

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) is a Medical Emergency

Cardiac Rehabilitation

MemorialCare is proud to offer cardiac rehabilitation to help heart care patients recover quickly and to return to doing the things they love. Our cardiac rehabilitation centers will help you improve your overall physical, mental and social functions.

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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also called biventricular pacing, is delivered by a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside you. This new therapy is typically used for ventricular dysynchrony, a type of heart failure, where the two ventricles in the heart are not beating at the same tim


Cardioversion is a procedure that can restore a fast or irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm. A fast or irregular heartbeat is called an arrhythmia. This is commonly used to treat arrhthymia commonly known as Atrial Fibrillation. Arrhythmias can prevent your heart from pumping enough blood to your body.

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Carotid Angioplasty & Stenting

Carotid angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat a narrowing in the carotid artery which carries critical blood flow to the brain. This procedure can be done in lieu of Carotid Endarterectomy surgery in patients who are considered a ‘high surgical risk’

Carotid Endartectomy Surgery

When minimally invasive interventions to clear a blocked carotid artery, such as carotid angioplasty and/or stenting, are no longer an option, a vascular care physician may recommend carotid endartectomy surgery as the best course for treatment.

Catheter Ablation

Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to pinpoint and interrupt specific abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). State-of-the-art mapping equipment is used to generate 3-D images of the heart’s chambers to locate the area causing the arrhythmia.

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Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

A cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgical procedure performed on the cervical (neck) region of the spine to help relieve pressure on nerves, and also occasionally on the spinal cord.

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Cesarean Section (C-Section)

Your surgeon’s office will give you an appointment time for your arrival. Please be sure to arrive at the hospital where you are scheduled to have your cesarean at the given time.

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Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with cytotoxic drugs. Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy; it usually treats the whole body, as opposed to radiotherapy or surgery that provides focused treatment to a specific area of the body.

Choosing an Ob/Gyn or Perinatologist

Your obstetrician-gynecologist (Ob/Gyn) may be the most important health care partner you ever have. Your Ob/Gyn will see you through some of the most significant times in your life: menstruation, PMS, conception, childbirth and menopause.

Choosing Cancer Specialists

Choosing physician specialists to treat your cancer is an important decision to make. When selecting a team of physicians to treat cancer, it is important to look for specialists who are highly trained in their fields.

Clinac iX

Clinac iX is a state-of-the-art radiation therapy system that combines advanced medical imaging technology with groundbreaking radiation therapy techniques.

Clot Retrieval

MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center is one of the few stroke receiving centers to offer clot retrieval, an advanced, minimally invasive treatment for acute stroke to restore blood flow to the brain.

ClotTriever® System

The ClotTreiver® System by Inari Medical® is available to treat the full range of acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis. In addition, it is designed to give physicians advanced control in chronic vein blockages.

Community-Based Imaging Centers

Wave Imaging offers convenient locations throughout south Los Angeles and Orange Counties. These facilities provide the most advanced imaging technology available in a community-based setting. Our warm, friendly and compassionate staff provide insurance verification and assistance with authorizations.

Complex Pancreatic & Liver Cancer Program

Pancreatic and liver cancers are often hard to find, which results in late detection. We offer interventional endoscopy, which is an advanced level of gastrointestinal diagnostic and therapeutic care that focuses on providing patients with safe and effective alternatives to invasive diagnostic testing or surgery.

Comprehensive Aortic Program

The Comprehensive Aortic Program is dedicated to the early detection, monitoring and treatment of various aortic diseases using evidence-based treatments.

Congenital Heart Surgery

When minimally invasive interventions such as cardiac catheterization or valvuloplasty are not an option, to treat congenital heart disease, a pediatric or adult heart care physician may recommend surgery as the best course for treatment.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the primary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A small mask or nasal cannula is applied to the nose which is connected by tubing. Air pressure is controlled by a generator, similar to an air purifier.

Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)

Coronary angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention, is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. Angioplasty involves temporarily inserting and inflating a tiny balloon at the site of the artery clog to help widen the artery.

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Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG) Surgery

When angioplasty and other minimally invasive methods of clearing blocked arteries are no longer an option, or if multiple vessels are blocked, your physician may recommend Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG pronounced like cabbage) as the best course for treatment.


A craniotomy is the surgical removal of a piece of the skull to access part of the brain. The piece of bone that is removed during a craniotomy is referred to as a bone flap and is replaced after surgery.

CyberKnife – Radiosurgery

CyberKnife is a robotic radiosurgery system commonly used for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in the brain or the base of the skull. It is also used in certain cases to treat cancers of the pancreas, liver, prostate and lungs. CyberKnife offers a non-invasive alternative to surgery.

Cystic Fibrosis

Patients treated for Cystic Fibrosis are living fuller, longer lives because of the outstanding care by a multidisciplinary team of renowned; pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, allergists- immunologists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dieticians, social workers, nurses and a nurse practitioner.

David Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

As its name indicates, this procedure is used for the replacement of the aortic root and ascending aorta only.

Dedicated Cardiac Care Team

At the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Centers, a team of specialists ensure patients receive the best, most comprehensive cardiac care available. The care teams work closely with referring physicians to coordinate care and provide seamless communication and reporting.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) may be an effective treatment option for patients with movement disorders; specifically essential tremor, dystonia or Parkinson’s disease, and those whose symptoms are too severe to be controlled with medication.

Diabetes Management During Pregnancy

Our diabetes in pregnancy programs provide pregnant women with the skills necessary to control their diabetes to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Our programs follow the Sweet Success Model of Care developed by the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program.

Elephant Trunk Operation

The elephant trunk procedure is a two-stage procedure used to treat extensive aneurysms involving both the ascending aorta and aortic arch, and the descending thoracic or thoraco-abdominal aorta

Endovascular Aortic Repair

Endovascular surgery – operating from inside the blood vessel – is performed through tiny holes, rather than through large external incisions.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections (ESI) involve an injection of steroid and anesthetic directly into the area of inflamed nerves in the back. This inflammation is usually the result of nerve compression caused by a narrowed spinal canal (spinal stenosis) or a herniated disc.

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When patients require a total joint replacement, proper placement and alignment of the implant is critical to the implant’s overall longevity and function.


The ExcelsiusGPS® system creates a surgical plan based on your unique anatomy, guiding the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned pathway on GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway to accurately conduct spine surgery with the utmost of precision.

External Cardiac Counterpulsation

External cardiac counterpulsation is a non-invasive outpatient technique performed to decrease chest pain (angina pectoris) by increasing oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart. The external counterpulsation system inflates and deflates pressure cuffs on the legs, moving the blood from the lower limbs toward the heart.

Facet Joint Injections

Facet joints are the small joints between vertebrae along the back of the spine. Facet injections can be used to either help confirm or deny the location and source of the pain, or they can be used to reduce inflammation and possibly offer long-term relief.

FlowTriever® System

The FlowTreiver® System by Inari Medical® is the first mechanical thrombectomy system recommended for the treatment of pulmonary embolisms. Pulmonary embolisms occurs when a blood clot gets stuck in an artery in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the lung.

Flu Shots

Flu shots are available at many of our urgent care locations. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends anyone over the age of six months gets a flu vaccination annually to reduce your chances of getting the flu and spreading it to others.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Roux–en–Y gastric bypass (RGB) is the most common weight-loss surgery procedure and combines two approaches. First, a small pouch is created by stapling the stomach, reducing the amount of food it can hold.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy involves stapling approximately 70-80 percent of the stomach's natural capacity without involving the intestinal tract.

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Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

Our Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program offers the latest in cutting-edge technology, diagnostics and advanced treatments. We care for patients suffering from a wide range of gastrointestinal cancers including: Esophagus, Stomach, Colon and rectum, Pancreatic and Liver.

Gynecological Surgery

The robotic surgical system provides breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery

Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is performed to repair a defective or diseased heart valve. Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is an open-heart surgery.

HET Bipolar System

The HET bipolar system is an electrotherapy device that uses Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy to treat grade I and II internal hemorrhoids in a single procedure. This non-surgical treatment is completed quickly with minimal pain to the patient, and its low treatment temperature minimizes collateral tissue damage.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is an effective procedure to help those who suffer from the aches and pains of joint pain. The surgery successfully relieves pain, increases motion and enables people to get back to enjoying their everyday activities.

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) uses a laser to remove the obstructive portion of the prostate. It is similar to prostate surgery, but does not require incisions. It is a more effective and less invasive method for removing prostate obstructions.

Homograft Technique

Homografts are the most resistant to infection, making this the preferred technique for the treatment of aortic root infection and endocarditis at Comprehensive Aortic Program.

Hormone Therapy

Chemicals called hormones are produced in glands in the reproductive system, in the ovaries for women and the testicles for men. Cancers most commonly treated with hormone therapy are breast and prostate cancer.

Hospital-Based Imaging Centers

MemorialCare is proud to provide state-of-the-art imaging and radiology services to improve the lives of residents in Southern California. Utilizing the most advanced imaging technology, we offer efficient appointment scheduling and fast, accurate results for diagnostics. Beyond diagnostics, we offer the latest imaging-guid

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Hybrid (Less Invasive) Aortic Arch and Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Repair

Endovascular surgical repairs of the thoraco-abdominal aorta and aortic arch offer a less invasive alternative to conventional open surgical repair.

Hybrid Aortic Repairs

The Comprehensive Aortic Program offers hybrid repairs for thoracoabdominal and aortic arch aneurysms.

Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is a medical treatment that is used to treat a variety of illnesses. During a treatment, 100 percent oxygen is breathed at an increased pressure for a prescribed amount of time.


Hyperthermia is a specialized therapy that involves heating selected tumors to 106 to 108 degrees for up to one hour. Hyperthermia can be delivered in combination with radiotherapy.


If you’ve been advised to get a full or partial hysterectomy, you may be feeling anxious. Having your uterus and possibly fallopian tubes and ovaries removed is major surgery that may send you into early menopause. The good news is that hysterectomy can alleviate painful symptoms and remove troubling growths.

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Biotherapy (also called biological therapy or immunotherapy) is a treatment to activate or repair the ability of the body’s immune system to fight cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, and other diseases.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) or (SICD)

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (SICD) is a small, battery-operated device. The ICD can be permanently placed inside the chest or just under the skin to monitor heart rate and rhythm to detect any rapid and/or irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

Implantable Device - Spinal Cord Stimulators

Patients experiencing chronic pain, who have not had success with other treatment options, may benefit from this minimally invasive procedure. A spinal cord stimulator is surgically placed under the skin. This device sends signals to the spine to block pain impulses which can provide a tremendous reduction in pain.

Implantable Devices - Intrathecal Pumps

Patients whose pain has not been controlled with more conservative therapies, may be candidates for an Intrathecal Pump. An Intrathecal Pump is a device that continuously administers pain medication directly into the spinal fluid to relieve pain or muscle spasm.

Infusion Services

Designed to foster health and wellness, our infusion service centers are equipped with six recliners, four televisions with head sets and all the amenities to make for a private, safe and comfortable area. Under the direct supervision of our qualified nursing staff we see several patients at one time.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Managing rehabilitation after catastrophic injury or disabling disease is a team effort. Our interdisciplinary team helps each patient achieve the highest level of recovery and independence.

Integrated Cancer Medicine Program

A diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing and often overwhelming experience. At the Integrated Cancer Medicine Program at the Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center, we empower our patients to achieve the best quality of life throughout their cancer journey by promoting wellness in mind, body and spirit.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

As part of the cancer care multidisciplinary team, our radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care with surgeons and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.

Interventional Oncology

Interventional oncology is a field of medicine and a sub-specialty of interventional radiology that utilizes imaging, including X-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI and PET, to perform minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) is the use of radiology, image guidance, to perform minimally invasive procedures for diagnostics and treatments. Doctors can now do remarkable things from within the blood vessels of your body.

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) integrates a lumpectomy (the removal of a tumor from the breast) and radiation treatment into a single surgery. During IORT, a precise, concentrated radiation dose is delivered to the tumor immediately after it’s removed.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Severe knee pain is an ailment that many Americans endure. One of the most effective ways to correct the problem is with knee replacement surgery. In fact, the procedure is so effective that around 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States.

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Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for people suffering with compression fractures of the spine. The procedure involves the insertion of a balloon into the collapsed vertebra, followed by injection of a special material.

Kyphoplasty (Interventional Oncology)

Patients who have metastatic cancer in their spinal bones can get compression fractures of their vertebral bones. Many of these patients are not surgical candidates and can experience debilitating pain.

Labor & Delivery

Your entire birthing experience takes place in a private labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) suite, complete with a bathroom and shower. Each suite is equipped with a state-of-the-art birthing bed that allows you to deliver in the position that makes you most comfortable.

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LAP-BAND® Removal Surgery

Although the MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center at Orange Coast Medical Center does not perform the LAP-BAND® surgery, we can remove them and perform a surgical weight loss procedure that fits your specific needs.

Laser Vein Ablation (LVA)

Laser Vein Ablation (LVA) is a quick, minimally invasive laser procedure that eliminates unwanted leg symptoms and unsightly veins at the source.

Lead Placement, Extractions & Replacement

We perform implant, extraction and replacement of pacing leads.

Left Ventricular Reconstruction Surgery

Left ventricular reconstruction surgery is performed to repair a left ventricle that has been damaged during a heart attack. Heart attacks in the left ventricle weaken the tissue wall which forms scar tissue or an aneurysm (a balloon-like bulge of a blood vessel).

LINX Reflux Management System

LINX is the most recent procedure for treating GERD and has proved to be highly effective in relieving severe GERD symptoms completely. The LINX procedure consists of implanting a flexible titanium bracelet with a core of magnetic beads that encircles the malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

Lumbar Fusion

A lumbar fusion is an operation to stabilize the lower back by creating bony bridges between at least two vertebrae and eliminating motion between them. This can be accomplished by fusing the vertebral bodies in front (anterior fusion) or by fusing the facet joints and lamina in the back (posterior fusion).

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Lumbar Laminectomy

The lumbar area of the spine is better known as the lower back. The lamina is a part of each vertebra. A lumbar laminectomy is the surgical removal of the lamina or part of the lamina on one or more of the vertebrae in the lower back.

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Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Lumbar microsdiscectomy is a surgical treatment for the lumbar spine (lower back). The discs are the shock absorbing cushions in between each of the lumbar vertebrae. Discs can become injured or worn resulting in a herniation. Sometimes, this is referred to this as a slipped or ruptured disc.

Lung Cancer Treatment Program

Orange Coast Medical Center offers an innovative comprehensive Lung Cancer Treatment Program which provides patients state-of-the-art, integrated, coordinated and compassionate care through a collaborative approach in the development of their treatment plan.

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema rehabilitation focuses on teaching patients how to effectively manage lymphedema or secondary lymphedema on an independent basis through intensive one-on-one training. Individual sessions can last 60 to 120 minutes per day, depending on the severity of the condition.

Mako Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

MemorialCare offers Mako® Partial Knee — an innovative treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. By selectively targeting the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, our surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

Mako Total Hip Replacement Surgery

If you are suffering with degenerative hip disease (DJD), Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery may be a good alternative to traditional total hip replacement surgery.

Mako Total Knee and Partial Knee

We understand that each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. So, it’s important to talk to your doctor first about the reason for your knee pain, so you understand the best treatment options available to you.

Mako Total Knee Replacement Surgery

If you are living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery may be an option for you. During Mako assisted surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will use a robotic-arm assisted procedure that includes real-time information and images of your knee, allowing for more precise placeme

Marti’s Closet

Marti’s Closet, at Long Beach Medical Center and Orange Coast Medical Center, gives cancer surgery patients the opportunity to select button-down blouses free of charge. All blouses are gently worn, clean and ready to wear.

Maze Surgery

If the minimally invasive maze procedure or robotic assisted minimally invasive maze surgery is not ideal for you the maze surgery can also be performed as open-heart surgery with a heart-lung machine.

Mental Health & Well-Being

At MemorialCare we are committed to improving the health and well being of individuals, families and our community. We offer a wide variety of programs, events, classes and screenings designed to help you reach and maintain your optimal health and well being.

Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System

The Micra™, which is approximately the size of a multivitamin, is the world’s smallest pacemaker that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology.

Minimally Invasive Direct CAB (MIDCAB) Surgery

Innovative advancements in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgical techniques have allowed CABG surgery to be performed without having the heart stopped and connected to a heart-lung machine—cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and without having the breastbone split open.

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Discover the benefits of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, a less invasive approach than open-heart surgery with smaller incisions and a faster recovery.

Minimally Invasive Maze Surgery

Minimally invasive maze surgery, also known as mini-maze, is an advanced procedure for atrial fibrillation. This minimally invasive procedure, similar to MAZE surgery, uses ablation rather than a scalpel. Unlike traditional open-heart surgery, this procedure also does not require the use of a heart-lung machine.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

MemorialCare offers a complete range of minimally invasive surgery options which often result in less scarring and improved recovery time. Whether it is robotic-assisted surgery, laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery or arthroscopic surgery, our surgeons are equipped with the latest technology.

MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response in the vaginal canal. It delivers both immediate and lasting relief.

Movement Disorders Program

The Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Disease Program provides comprehensive, compassionate and timely treatment for patients with movement disorders with some of the top neurologists and neurosurgeons in Long Beach and Orange County

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment

A minimally invasive procedure to alleviate tremor associated with Essential Tremor and Tremor-Dominant Parkinson’s disease. MRgFUS uses ultrasound waves to create a small lesion in the thalamus to interrupt irregular electrical signals that cause hand tremors. During the procedure, an MRI is used to obtain detailed images of the brain anatomy to guide and control the treatment, allowing the neurosurgeon to pinpoint, direct and continuously monitor the treatment area while not affecting the surrounding healthy tissue of the brain. Results are immediate and research shows results last for at least 5 years.


The goal of myomectomy is to remove uterine fibroids while preserving normal uterine tissue, usually in anticipation of future pregnancy. Historically, this surgery required a large incision, with subsequent increased risks, patient discomfort and prolonged healing time.

Neuro Rehabilitation

Neurological injuries affect thousands of people each year. Whether the injury is from a recent stroke, trauma to the spinal cord or a progressive disorder such as multiple sclerosis, neurological impairments can significantly decrease independence in daily activities and limit mobility.

Neurological Rehabilitation and Balance Program

MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center’s comprehensive Rehabilitation Services includes speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy with one-on-one, individualized treatments and modern equipment.


MemorialCare’s renowned neurosurgeons perform complex surgical procedures and treat neurological conditions using the latest innovations and techniques in neurosurgery, such as minimally invasive surgery, intraoperative MRI, computer-assisted brain surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, awake brain surgery

Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

Nissen Fundoplication has a long track record with exceptional results and can be performed on almost every severe GERD patients. It is the most commonly performed fundoplication worldwide. During the procedure, the surgeon wraps the top part of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent the backflow of acids.


A nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is used for alleviating back and leg pain caused by a herniated or bulging disc. Rather than making an incision, the physician uses X-ray guidance to place a needle-like device inside the problem disc to remove tissue.

Nutrition Wellness

The Heart and Wellness Center at Saddleback Medical Center offers Nutrition and Wellness services to promote your health, well-being, and overall performance leading you to a healthier and happier life.


The O-arm® allows surgeons to perform complex spine surgery with unparalleled accuracy, since it gives the surgeon a 3D real-time visualization of spinal structures, increasing precision.This technology allows surgeons to perform major spine surgery through minimal incision with un-paralleled safety and accuracy.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists play an important role in assisting patients increase their quality of life and achieve their highest level of function. After a thorough evaluation, we create an individualized treatment plan to improve your functional level and adapt to your environment.

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Oncology Nutrition Services

The MemorialCare Cancer Institute is proud to offer nutrition counseling using the evidence-based practice of medical nutrition therapy provided by registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). They provide individualized, in-depth nutrition counseling to manage symptoms and side effects related to cancer.

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Oncoplastic breast surgery uses an aesthetic approach to breast cancer treatment by removing the cancer while also preserving and rebuilding the breast to maintain its natural look and feel. This type of conservation surgery removes the cancer, reshapes the breast and prevents excessive scarring.

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Open Aorta Operations

The surgical removal of some portion of diseased aorta is called aortic resection.

Optune for Glioblastoma

SpaceOAR Hydrogel is an absorbable polyethylene glycol (PEG) based injectable material that creates space between the rectum and prostate in patients undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

Pacemaker Implant

An artificial pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside the chest or attached externally for temporary use. A pacemaker may be needed when problems occur with the electrical conduction system of the heart.

Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Program

The Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery team partners with Miller Children’s & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Medical Center to provide prenatal, infant, pediatric, and adult heart care for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease.

Pediatric Heart Care

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach provides total prenatal, infant, pediatric and young adult heart care for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease or who have a family history of heart problems.

Pediatric Surgical Care

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach cares for children from newborns to young adults, who need common or complex surgical treatments in a leading, state-of-the-art pediatric surgical center designed just for kids.

Percutaneous Decompression

Percutaneous disc decompression, is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat pain from a herniated, non-ruptured disc. Unlike traditional methods of discectomy, percutaneous decompression removes the herniated disc material through a needle instead of an open incision.

Percutaneous Spacer Placement

An interspinous spacer is a device that is inserted into the spine to treat pain associated with spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis causes a narrowing of the space between vertebrae resulting in compression of nerves and subsequent pain, numbness and weakness.

Peripheral Angiography

Peripheral angiography captures images of peripheral arteries (arteries in the lower abdomen, kidneys, arms, legs and feet). Peripheral arteries, that supply blood to the head and neck or the abdomen and legs, do not normally show up on X-rays.

Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting

Peripheral artery disease, also referred to as peripheral arterial disease, is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the lower extremities (legs).

Peripheral Vascular Surgery

When noninvasive methods of clearing blocked arteries are no longer an option, or if multiple vessels are blocked, a vascular care physician may recommend peripheral vascular surgery as the best course for treatment.

PFO/ASD Closure Device

For patients with congenital heart defects, our physicians use a device attached to a catheter to perform percutaneous closure. The catheter is inserted in the groin and advanced to the heart where the device is placed to close the hole.

Pre-Admission Forms

Please complete a Pre-Admission Form and send it to the Admitting Office as soon as possible prior to your due date.

Pre-Operative Embolization of Tumors

Certain tumors consist of a rich blood supply, which makes surgery risky. By pre-operatively blocking a blood vessel (embolization), the blood supply is closed off, which allows the tumor to be removed in a safer setting.

Preparing For Surgery

You and your doctor have agreed that you need surgery. To help you understand what to expect during your surgery and recovery period please review the information below.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to address the difficult challenges facing individuals including shortness of breath, decreased strength and endurance, reduced energy levels, reduced self-esteem and ability to care for oneself.

Radiation Oncology & Therapy

Accredited by the American College of Radiology, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Radiation Oncology Center at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Medical Center offers a comprehensive program providing a range of radiation therapy options for patients.

Radiation Therapy

As part of the cancer care multi-disciplinary team, radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care, with surgeons and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.

Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Specialists

When recovering from a condition or disease that includes rehabilitation and physical therapy as part of your follow-up care, it is important to look for specialists who are highly trained in their fields.

Repair of Type A and Type B Aortic Dissection

Acute aortic dissection can be treated surgically. In surgical treatment, the area of the aorta with the intimal tear is resected and replaced with a graft.

Resources For Patients

Parkinson’s not only affects persons with the disease, but also spouses, family, friends and co-workers. For this reason, programs have been developed to offer support to these individuals.

Responsive Neurostimulation

Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) is an epilepsy treatment that uses an implanted device, called a neurostimulator, to help prevent seizures.

Revision Joint Replacement Surgery

Revision joint replacement surgery is a joint replacement surgery that needs to be redone, commonly because of a failed implant. About 10% of joint replacement patients will need to have revision surgery.

Revision Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery is typically very effective when patients follow their dietary and exercise plans, but in 20-30 percent of cases, these procedures may not produce lasting weight loss results and regaining weight may occur.

Revision Weight-Loss Surgery Removal

With the LAP-BAND® surgery, complications can arise, and a procedure to remove the gastric band may be necessary. Complications can have varying levels of severity from lack of adequate weight loss and food intolerance to band slippage or erosion.

Robotic-Assisted Cancer Surgery

The robotic surgical system uses robotic computer technology providing breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities that offer many benefits.

Robotic-Assisted Cholecystectomy

During a robotic-assisted cholecystectomy procedure (removal of the gallbladder), the surgeon retracts the gallbladder and dissects the cystic artery and cystic duct. The common bile duct from the liver is protected.

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Robotic-Assisted Gastrectomy

A robotic-assisted Gastrectomy procedure is performed by making four small incisions – one 12 mm incision at the patient’s belly button, and three 8mm incisions at the upper abdomen.

Robotic-Assisted Inguinal Hernia Repair (with Mesh)

Inguinal hernia repair is a surgery to repair a hernia in the abdominal wall of the groin. A hernia is tissue that bulges out of a weak place in the abdominal wall. In some cases, the intestines may also bulge out in the weakened area.

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Robotic-Assisted Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

Nissen fundoplication has a long track record with exceptional results and can be performed on almost every severe GERD patients. It is the most commonly performed fundoplication worldwide. During the procedure, the surgeon wraps the top part of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent the backflow of acids.

Robotic-Assisted Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery

Using Single-Site™ robotic instruments, surgeons are able to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) with only one incision, which is approximately one inch.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

MemorialCare is committed to being at the forefront of technology and providing our patients with the best care and outcomes. Our highly skilled surgeons are trained in a number of minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgical procedures.

Robotic-Assisted Whipple Procedure

The robotic-assisted Whipple procedure, also known as a robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove the head of the pancreas, the duodenum (first part of small intestine), gallbladder, and bile duct, using the da Vinci® Xi™.

Ross Procedure

Essentially a pulmonary valve autograft is placed in the aortic valve position, and a homograft (human donor) valve replaces the pulmonary valve.

Schedule an Imaging Appointment

We want you to have the best possible experience with MemorialCare. Part of that is understanding your health benefits and the estimated out-of-pocket expenses you are responsible for prior to receiving services. Since healthcare benefits vary, we encourage you to contact your health plan to estimate your cost.

Selecting a Surgeon

Selecting a surgeon to perform your surgery is an important decision to make. When selecting a surgeon, it is important to look for surgeons who are highly trained in their fields. MemorialCare’s experienced and compassionate surgeons provide high quality care and have vast expertise in a variety of surgical specialties.

Selecting Breast Cancer Specialists

Selecting physician specialists to treat your breast cancer is an important decision to make. When selecting a team of physicians to treat breast cancer, it is important to look for specialists who are highly trained in their fields. The comprehensive teams of expert breast cancer specialists at MemorialCare Breast Centers

Selecting Heart & Vascular Specialists

If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, it is important to call 9-1-1 immediately so treatment can start as soon as possible. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member. Have an ambulance take you to the hospital that is a Cardiac Receiving Center right away.

Selective Internal Radiation Treatment (SIRT)/Y-90 Radioembolization

SIRT is a form of radiation therapy for selected patients with cancers that cannot be treated surgically, especially metastasis to the liver.

Septal Myectomy Surgery

Septal myectomy surgery is performed to remove part of an enlarged heart muscle called the septal muscle. This surgery is typically performed if medications are not working or are not an option to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart muscle in the left ventricle.

Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) System

The FDA-approved shockwave system is a new technology used before implanting a stent to open arteries that are narrowed due to calcification, which is ideal for proper stent placement.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

When nonsurgical methods of treatment like medication and activity changes no longer relieve joint shoulder pain, those suffering may want to consider shoulder replacement surgery. Shoulder replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, improve mobility and help patients resume everyday activities.

Skull Base Brain Tumor Program

At the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Saddleback Medical Center, our team provides a multi-disciplinary approach for the diagnosis and treatment of skull base tumors. 

SpaceOAR Hydrogel

SpaceOAR Hydrogel is an absorbable polyethylene glycol (PEG) based injectable material that creates space between the rectum and prostate in patients undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

Speech and Language Therapy

Outpatient speech therapists provide a full range of auditory and speech language pathology services, all aimed at improving a patient's communication, cognitive and linguistic skills, hearing and swallowing abilities.

Spinal Care Treatment Options

Non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment of the spine is sometimes referred to as “conservative” treatment. The vast majority of back or neck problems are successfully resolved with conservative treatments. Treatment may be as simple as a reassurance that the problem is not serious and all that is needed...

Spine Surgery

Kyphoplasty and verebroplasty are minimally invasive surgical procedures commonly performed to treat spinal compression fractures, also known as vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Osteoporosis causes twice as many spinal fractures than hip fractures.

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Sports Physicals

A pre-participation physical examination - also known as a sports physical - is an overall check-up to see if an individual’s health and fitness are suitable for the particular sport they play.

State-of-the-Art Angiography Suite

The Angiography Suite is a unique innovation offered through the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute. The suite takes minimally invasive capabilities to a higher level, with advanced imaging technology supporting a wide variety of interventional vascular procedures.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – Radiosurgery

"Stereotactic" in Greek means "movement in space" and refers here to the way your radiation oncologist locates the tumor or target of a radiation dose by means of a 3-D coordinate system.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) – Radiosurgery

Many cancerous and non-cancerous brain tumors can be effectively treated with stereotactic radiosurgy (SRS).

Stroke Program Outcomes

Stroke Program Outcomes at Long Beach Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center.

Stroke Receiving Center

If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and note the time of when any of the symptoms first appear. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member. Have an ambulance take you to the hospital that is a stroke receiving center right away.

Surgical Aneurysm Repair

In surgical aneurysm repair, your aortic surgeon repairs or removes an aneurysm through an incision in your skin.

Surgical Center at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute

Performing more than 500 cardiac surgeries each year, our MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center has specialized care teams and three dedicated operating rooms exclusively for the needs of cardiac patients.

Surgical Procedures on the Descending and Thoracoabdominal Aorta

Surgery for aneurysm of the descending and thoracoabdominal aorta typically involves older, higher risk patients who may have hypertension, atherosclerosis, pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD), a history of smoking and some degree of existing kidney disease.

Surgical Thrombectomy

A surgical procedure performed to remove blood clots from arteries. During the procedure an incision is made in the blood vessel and the clot is removed and the blood vessel is repaired.

Survivorship Resources

At the MemorialCare Cancer Institute, our patients are never alone in their cancer journey. We believe that patient and family education and support are essential to a speedy recovery and long-term wellness.

Survivorship: Living and Thriving Beyond Cancer

There are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S. today. Although the initial cancer care may be complete, there is still physical, emotional and psychological healing to be done. Everyone’s experience is different, therefore it is important to customize your plan to address individual needs.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy uses customized chemotherapeutic drugs to treat cancer by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells. Each patient’s cancer cells are unique and each patient responds differently to chemotherapies.


No matter what time a stroke happens, patients have instant access to a neurology specialist upon arrival via telemedicine, so they receive immediate treatment.

Telemedicine Program

Within approximately 15 minutes of arrival at Saddleback Medical Center’s Emergency Department, stroke patients have a board-certified neurologist at their bedside thanks to highly advanced technology.


This surgical procedure destroys a small group of cells in the thalamus, a major area that receives information from the basal ganglia. This procedure is mainly effective in abolishing tremor on the opposite side of the body to the surgery.

The Division of Interventional Neuroradiology

The Comprehensive Stroke Center also has the Division of Neuroradiology (DINR) in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), making it one of California’s most comprehensive centers for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the central nervous system and peripheral vascular malformations.


Theranostics pairs diagnostic biomarkers (used to confirm the presence of a disease, or to identify a subtype of the disease) with therapeutic treatment to target metastatic disease from gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors and prostate cancer cells.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Conservative Medical Therapy

If your thoracic aortic aneurysm is small and not causing symptoms, your physician may recommend conservative medical therapy, which means that your risk factors and blood pressure are tightly controlled, and you will be monitored every six months to a year for signs of changes in your aneurysm.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Stent Graft Repair

Many surgeons have been using less invasive endovascular surgery on abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) is a minimally invasive procedure to repair the major blood vessel in the body, called the aorta.

Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Replacement

Surgical repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) enables the replacement of the diseased aortic segment and helps prevent aneurysm rupture.

Tips for Safer Surgery

One way you can help lower your risk for problems from your surgery is to talk with a member of your surgical care team before surgery about the type of care you should receive. Your care team includes your surgeon, your anesthesiologist and your nurses.

TomoTherapy - Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

As part of the cancer care multi-disciplinary team, our radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care, with oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.

Trans-Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE)

TACE injects small embolic particles that are coated with chemotherapy drugs in to an artery directly supplying the tumor. The particles block both the blood supply and introduce cytotoxicity to attack the tumor in several ways.

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

TCAR is a groundbreaking method to open up a blocked carotid artery with a small flexible metal mesh tube called a stent to improve blood supply to the brain. TCAR is a new option for patients with carotid artery disease considered to be at high-risk for the conventional operative approach, called carotid endarterectomy or

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

The human heart is a muscular organ that is made up of four chambers and there are four valves that allow blood to flow through the heart. The right side of the heart pumps blood through the lungs where it picks up oxygen and the left side receives this oxygenated blood and pumps it to the rest of the body.

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip™)

MitraClip™ therapy is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive treatment for mitral regurgitation.MitraClip™ is an alternative to surgery for patients who are not surgical candidates. Patients who receive MitraClip™ therapy often experience from shorter recovery times and less scarring. 

Transitional Rehabilitation Services

Transitional Rehabilitation Services (TRS) incorporates an interdisciplinary treatment approach where each client is assigned an experienced rehabilitation team.

Trauma Care at Long Beach Medical Center

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is an adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The Long Beach Medical Center Emergency Department (ED) treats more than 100,000 patients each year — more than 1,600 of those patients are treated by the Trauma Center.

Tumor Ablation

Tumor ablation is a minimally invasive surgical method to treat solid cancers. Special probes are used to “burn” or “freeze” cancers while avoiding traditional surgery. CT, ultrasound or MRI technology is used to guide and position the needle probe in to the tumor.

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a safe and effective alternative to surgery. A non-surgical, uterus sparing treatment, UFE blocks the blood supply to the fibroids causing them to shrink.

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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UVPPP)

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UVPPP) is a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery procedure designed to treat sleep apnea that involves the removal of obstructive tissues found in the back of the throat to open the airways.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

This is used to treat epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression using an implantable device. The device is implanted in the chest under the skin and is connected to the left vagus nerve by a thin wire. Electrical signals are sent through the vagus nerve to the brainstem and to specific areas in the brain.

Valve Repair vs. Replacement

The decision to repair versus replace the aortic valve is based on complex factors, as well as the experience and results of the particular treatment center.


Valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed to increase the opening of a narrowed or defective valve in the heart. This procedure is performed in a cardiovascular catheterization laboratory.

Varian Edge

The Varian Edge™ radiosurgery system works by using highly focused beams of powerful radiation to overwhelm cancer cells.

Vascular Surgery Program at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute

Vascular disease is a disease of the blood vessels. When blood vessels are working as they should, blood moves through an intricate system to supply the organs, limbs and muscles with the right amount of this vital fluid. The circulation system also carries toxins to organs that eliminate them from the body.

Venous Thrombolysis

Cancer patients often have an increased tendency toward blood clotting. In certain cases where anti-coagulation medication does not work or is not permitted, small wires and catheters can be placed directly in the veins of the extremities to remove the clot.

Vision Rehabilitation Program

The Vision Rehabilitation Program at the MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute at Long Beach Medical Center provides comprehensive rehabilitation to assist people with macular degeneration and other low vision conditions to make the most of their available eyesight.


vNOTES combines the benefits of laparoscopic and vaginal approaches for hysterectomies. It is the next advancement in minimally invasive surgery and does not require abdominal skin incisions.


How Does the WATCHMAN™ Device Work? Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a heart rhythm disorder in which the heart beats irregularly. During AFib, the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) quiver instead of beating properly to effectively move blood into the heart’s two lower chambers (the ventricles). AFib can cause blood

Whipple Procedure

A pancreaticoduodenectomy, also known as the Whipple procedure, is a surgical procedure to remove the head of the pancreas.

Women’s Health Services

At MemorialCare, we prioritize every woman’s physical and emotional health throughout every stage of her life. That’s why we offer comprehensive women’s health services and a women’s health services patient navigator in a place designed with women in mind – the Women’s Health Pavilion in Laguna Hills.

Yacoub Remodeling Procedure

The Yacoub remodeling procedure uses a scalloped design to create a new aortic root out of Dacron.