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Innovation in Action in Los Gatos

Last Updated Monday, August 01, 2011 12:10:04 PM

LG campusA Friendly, Full-Service Hospital With High-Quality Care Plus Special Expertise in Urology and Orthopedics

In 2009, we acquired our Los Gatos campus in an effort to better meet the needs of our southern service area. We instituted a three-month renovation as soon as the transition began. The revamped, reopened hospital now boasts one of the lowest emergency department wait times in the area. The facility also has a robust maternity program, full-service general surgery and ICU capabilities, and several highly specialized programs that are unparalleled in the South Bay. 

Urology and Men's Health

El Camino Hospital Los Gatos has one of the Bay Area’s leading urology programs with expert diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment include a robotic surgical system, brachytherapy, and two litho-tripters for kidney and bladder stone therapy. We also have the area’s only latest-generation GreenLight™ Laser System to treat benign prostate disease. The hospital’s new Men’s Health Clinic focuses on male health issues, such as erectile dysfunction and hormone deficiency, and also identifies and addresses the potential health issues of which these symptoms may be a part. Many men are reluctant to discuss these urologic issues with their physicians because of the sensitive nature of these conditions and poor awareness of treatment options. The clinic offers a safe environment where men can feel comfortable discussing these health issues. Led by board-certified urologists, the program is the only one of its kind in Santa Clara County supported by a hospital-based urology specialty. Patients have convenient, “one-stop” access to inpatient and outpatient surgery, specialized laboratory and diagnostic imaging, and a network of expert physicians.

Orthopedics: Head-to-Toe Expertise 

The orthopedic program in Los Gatos draws patients from all over the region. They come seeking expert care from a seasoned, collaborative team of specialists, the majority of whom are board-certified and fellowship-trained. We offer subspecialty expertise for every major joint (hip, knee) and extremity (hand, shoulder, ankle). We handle arthritis cases and sports injuries and provide the latest in minimally invasive surgery for joints and spine. Between our orthopedic and neurosurgery specialists, we can handle virtually any spine issue. To assist and encourage patients to get back on their feet as soon as possible, and to minimize pain and enhance mobility, we have opened our new Orthopedic Pavilion, a postoperative facility designed exclusively for orthopedic patients. Unlike the traditional hospital environment, the hotel-like unit promotes a feeling of wellness, with exclusive dining and rehabilitation space and private rooms with space for a family member or guest to stay with the patient. We also offer a 30-bed acute inpatient Rehabilitation Center that provides services for patients who have experienced strokes, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, or complex orthopedic disorders.