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    Sutter Health Has a Same-Day Surgery Center Near You

    Photo of Christopher Hudlin, M.D.

    Christopher Hudlin, M.D.

    Superior Quality and Outstanding
    Care With Faster Recovery

    Many surgical procedures that used to require long hospital stays and recovery periods can now be done on an outpatient basis with shorter, less painful recovery times. New technologies and techniques have changed the face of surgery.

    “Laparoscopy and other less invasive techniques make it possible to do many diagnostic and surgical procedures more quickly, easily and safely than ever before,” says Christopher Hudlin, M.D., a Sutter Gould Medical Foundation surgeon based in Stockton. Thanks to these new procedures, “many surgery patients go home the same day, and most of them can return to their normal activities within a few days.”

    Sutter Health is on the leading edge of these changes. Our state-of-the-art outpatient surgical centers in Modesto, Stockton and Tracy use the latest surgical equipment and advanced technology. These centers treat thousands of patients and are certified by either the Joint Commission or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care — health care’s coveted seals of approval for a high level of quality care and patient safety.

    Our modern facilities feature beautiful, comfortable surroundings for patients and their loved ones, and our expert medical staffs consistently receive high marks for patient care and satisfaction.

    All five centers offer surgical services in these areas: gynecology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, and ear, nose and throat. Other specialties vary by center and include vascular procedures, pain management and ophthalmology.

    Choose the Best Center for You

    Sutter Health’s outpatient surgery facilities feature the most up-to-date technology and equipment, and our staff provides attentive, personal service. Family members who accompany you will have a comfortable waiting area with several amenities. If you’re contemplating surgery, there are five locations to choose from.

    Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

    Same-Day Surgery Center

    • 1420 North Tracy Blvd., Tracy
      209-835-1500

    Facility Features:

    • Spacious, private recovery areas
    • Dedicated gastroenterology suite
    • Specialized pediatric patient room
    • Waiting area with separate children’s area
    • Access to Sutter Tracy hospital services and staff

    Memorial Medical Center

    Same-Day Surgery Centers

    • 1401 Spanos Court, Suite 200, Modesto
      209-525-3110
    • 1700 Coffee Road, Modesto
      209-572-7063

    Facility Features

    • Small, personal settings with attentive caregivers
    • Located on Memorial’s campus with access to hospital services and staff
     

    Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

    Stockton Surgery Center

    • 8011 Don Ave., Stockton
      209-955-3001

    Facility Features

    • Two procedure rooms
    • Private check-in area
    • Waiting area has wireless Internet service,flat-screen TV and seating in an outdoor rock garden

    Memorial Hospital Los Banos

    Outpatient Surgery

    • 520 West I St., Los Banos
      209-826-0591

    Facility Features

    • Small, personalized center with attentive caregivers
    • Newly remodeled recovery rooms
    • High-tech laparoscopic equipment

    Your Health magazine: Fall 2011