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Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery

 US News Best Hospitals national ranking in 10 specialties

U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer; cardiology & heart surgery, ENT, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

 US News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals © US News

U.S. News & World Report best children’s hospital in neonatology, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.

U.S. News Best Hospital Regional

U.S. News & World Report
The region's top hospital and high-performing in diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery.

U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals

A high-performing hospital for heart-bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacements, and COPD.

Message from Diana L. Farmer

Surgical Specialties and Divisions

Health plans

Appointments and Referrals

For referring physicians

Contact our Physician Referral Center to initiate a referral on behalf of your patient or to request a physician-to-physician phone consultation.

1-800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284),
choose option 2

Refer a Patient

For patients

Contact our Consumer Resource Center
1-800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Request an Appointment

Returning patient appointments

To schedule an appointment, please call
(916) 734-2680

Chair of the Department of Surgery

Surgery is a significant strength of UC Davis Health System because of our commitment to patients. Our expert, compassionate team is at the forefront of improving lives by discovering new ways to:

  • treat complex cancers
  • speed burn recovery
  • reconstruct facial tissue following traumatic injury
  • overcome obesity
  • repair congenital defects before birth
  • provide lifesaving options for end-stage heart failure

We are pioneers in minimally invasive surgical approaches, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques, to reduce recovery time.

And we are transforming the future of our field, which is increasingly about preventionrather than repairat the molecular and cellular levels. For instance, we are advancing the use of bioengineered “scaffolds” to reduce the disabilities of spina bifida and exploring the power of stem cells for treating severe vascular disease and repairing damaged hearts.

Unique to UC Davis are some amazing clinical and research partnerships that we leverage to improve care, including collaborations with the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, VA Healthcare System Northern California, Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California and David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base.

Together, we are ensuring that the latest surgical advances are available to help patients in our regionand beyond.

Diana L. Farmer, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Surgery