Surgery isn’t on anyone’s bucket list. But when you or someone you care about needs it, you’ll be glad to know that excellent surgeons and their Cottage Health OR teams are close to home.
Every day, Cottage provides surgical care for patients who need common and complex surgeries. In fact, our skilled surgeons perform more than 14,000 surgeries a year in Cottage Health’s 28 surgical suites at four locations.
Surgery at Our Hospitals and Surgery Center
Our largest facility, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, is a tertiary care center. That means general and specialty surgeries take place there, including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric surgery, as well as emergency surgery for traumatic injuries. SBCH is also known for its Cottage Center for Orthopedics, which includes surgeries like joint replacements, and its Cottage Center for Weight-Loss Surgery, for procedures such as gastric bypass and lap band.
Across the street from the SBCH emergency room, at 2403 Castillo Street, is the Cottage Outpatient Surgery Center, where many same-day surgeries take place, and the Stewart and Louisa MacDougall Eye Center, which includes surgical eye care.
In addition to general surgeries, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital focuses on maxillofacial surgery and orthopedic surgeries in its branch of the Cottage Center for Orthopedics. Both inpatient and outpatient surgeries are performed at GVCH.
Rounding out the Cottage Health family of surgical facilities is Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. SYVCH is a surgery destination of choice for patients who live in the Santa Ynez Valley. Their procedures include but are not limited to: outpatient surgery, GI procedures and plastic surgery.
Surgical Services Offered
- General surgery, including abdominal, gastrointestinal and breast surgeries. Common procedures include breast biopsy, colon surgery, hemorrhoid surgery, hernia repair, lung surgery, thyroid surgery, and vascular surgery, as well as surgery on cancerous growths anywhere in the soft tissues of the body.
- Minimally invasive surgery:
Learn more about how to choose a surgeon and hospital for a major surgery.