Surgical Services

Surgeons at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance perform thousands of surgeries, including outpatient surgeries for cancer and orthopedics. Inpatient surgeries include those for joint replacement, cancer, heart, and peripheral vascular disease. We routinely perform minimally invasive surgical techniques, an alternative to traditional surgery allowing complicated, major surgery through the smallest of incisions. Patients see the benefits of complicated surgical procedures with shorter hospitalizations, faster recovery, and a faster return to their normal daily activities.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance offers some of the latest surgical technological advances to our surgeons - and our patients - allowing faster recovery times for patients, a broader range of surgical options, and, better communication between physicians and specialists.

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Robotic Surgery

Skilled surgeons plus the most advanced robotic surgery in the western United States means a faster recovery, less pain, and smaller incisions for our patients and better outcomes for our surgeries.

The skilled surgeons at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance perform minimally invasive surgeries using the newest da Vinci S Surgical System.

The da Vinci S Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon's console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, the high-performance InSite® Vision System and proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments. The instrumentation translates the movements of the surgeon's wrists, hands, and fingers. It allows a surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site.

At Providence, we use a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) that provides physician viewing of all diagnostic images, including CT and MRI images and patient reports. PACS offers secured access through the Internet and provides physicians with this real-time viewing whether they are at the hospital, in the imaging center or even in their private practice office. PACS also provides an opportunity for physicians to consult on-line regarding an examination in progress, greatly enhancing communications for those delivering care.

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