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Medical Center Ranked Top in Orange County

UC Irvine Medical Center was rated the top hospital in Orange County in U.S. News & World Report's first metropolitan-area ranking of medical centers. The medical center was ranked fourth out of 44 hospitals in the Los Angeles region and was recognized for excellence in eight specialties — cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics and pulmonology. The university medical center, which has been named to U.S. News & World Report's national list of Best Hospitals for a decade, was clearly ranked ahead of other Orange County hospitals in the new regional listing, with St. Joseph Hospital at 10 and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian at 14. VIEW ARTICLE »


UC Irvine Douglas Hospital has opened two state-of-the-art hybrid suites designed to allow diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular conditions using both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques. The ability to offer both surgical and non-surgical diagnosis and treatment options during one visit allows patients to receive rapid diagnosis and treatment for both simple and complex conditions. Unique technology has also been incorporated into the design of these suites to offer patients with heart rhythm disorders leading-edge electrophysiology evaluation and treatment. An open, spacious design of the suites provides patients with the highest degree of comfort and safety. Doctors across different specialties can work together, in one environment, to offer patients a superior level of healthcare. The new suites complement two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs, which opened in 2009.


Neurology, neurosurgery and neurodiagnostic physicians' outpatient clinical offices are now located in the Neurosciences Center, a newly refurbished suite in Pavilion I at UC Irvine Medical Center. The move improves the specialists' ability to collaborate across teams and enhances patients' access to comprehensive service. In the new setting, patients receive a continuum of care that includes consultation, diagnostics and access to the latest procedures and therapies.


An expansive diagnostic imaging suite equipped with state-of-the-art imaging devices opened recently inside UC Irvine Douglas Hospital at UC Irvine Medical Center. The suite, designed to enhance patient comfort during potentially anxious diagnostic tests and treatments, includes a spectrum of highly advanced technology unmatched at most community hospitals. These advanced devices produce highly detailed images and are used in a variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures for patients with cardiovascular, neurological, gynecologic, urologic and other conditions.


Stuttering is no longer a social death sentence, thanks in large part to research done by UC Irvine's Dr. Gerald Maguire.

Gastric banding won't work unless it is paired with a healthy lifestyle, says UC Irvine's Dr. Ninh Nguyen.

Dr. Manual Porto, UC Irvine obstetrician, decries higher insurance rates for mothers who want a vaginal delivery after a previous C-section.

Robots redefine cancer surgery

UC Irvine's Robotic Oncology Center offers minimally invasive treatment for cancer and other diseases. READ FULL STORY »

Blazing a trail in robotic surgery

Dr. Robert Bristow followed his dad into medicine, becoming an expert in gynecologic cancer. READ FULL STORY »

Robotic surgery speeds recovery

A minimally invasive hysterectomy cured Jean Teetor's severe pain and helped her return to work quickly. READ FULL STORY »

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