General surgery in South Bay

At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, we use the latest surgical techniques to treat a wide range of conditions. Our surgeons use minimally invasive approaches, when possible, to reduce postoperative pain and recovery times. From laparoscopic procedures to joint replacement, you can trust our hospital to provide top-quality surgical services.

To learn more about the surgical services we offer, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 762-8881.

Minimally invasive surgery

As opposed to traditional surgery, minimally invasive procedures do not require a large incision. This can lead to many benefits, including:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Fewer postoperative complications
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic procedures allow our surgeons to perform operations using a tiny camera called a laparoscope. Since this type of surgery is minimally invasive, it means that the incision is smaller and recovery time is generally shorter than traditional surgery.

We perform the following laparoscopic procedures:

  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsy
  • Colon resection
  • Colostomy reversal (reattaching the colon)
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Hernia repair
  • Lysis of adhesions (destroys scar tissue)


Regional Medical Center of San Jose is proud to hold the 2019 General Surgery Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades. This award recognizes our commitment to providing superior clinical outcomes in general surgery.

Endovascular procedures

Endovascular procedures are used to treat diseases of the vascular system (the blood vessels and lymph system). During endovascular surgery, your surgeon makes a small incision at the hip to gain access to the blood vessels.

We perform the following endovascular procedures:

  • Abdominal intervention
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Stroke therapy
  • Traumatic vascular repair
  • Vascular coiling
  • Venous disease treatment (including varicose veins)

Cardiac procedures

As part of our commitment to providing advanced heart care, we provide the following specialized cardiac procedures:

  • Cardiac ablation—Uses heat to destroy electrical signals causing irregular heart rhythms
  • Cardiac catheterization—Diagnoses and treats blockages in the heart's arteries
  • Cardiac rhythm therapy (CRT)—Helps control the heart's rhythm with devices, such as pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Cardiac stenting and angioplasty—Repairs blockages in the heart's arteries
  • Electrophysiology (EP) studies—Diagnoses and treats abnormal heart rhythms

We also provide specialized heart and vascular surgeries when more advanced treatment is needed to address a cardiac condition. Cardiovascular surgeries we offer include heart valve repair and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).

Neurointerventional radiology

Neurointerventional radiology refers to using neuroimaging techniques to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the brain and spine.

Neuroradiologists commonly use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) when patients experience conditions such as hemorrhagic strokes and arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Orthopedic surgery

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons treat a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries and joint pain. We provide joint replacement and revision surgery for the knee, hip and shoulder.

Our hospital also provides kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. These are treatments for spinal compression fractures caused by osteoporosis or trauma. After orthopedic surgery, you can count on our rehabilitation specialists to provide comprehensive physical therapy.