Surgery

Surgery

Inpatient & Outpatient Surgeries at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Surgery is recommended for patients when it becomes clear that less invasive, conservative treatments will not be enough to facilitate a full recovery. At RRH, we understand that surgery can seem intimidating. We strive to make this experience as easy for you as possible. Our knowledgeable team can explain how the procedure takes place, why they believe it will help, and what the possible risks are.

We offer many different types of inpatient and outpatient surgeries, including:
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Ophthalmology (eye) surgery
  • Podiatry surgery
  • Permanent pacemaker implants

You will be in good hands during surgery at RRH as our surgical team is highly experienced and committed to providing every patient with the best possible experience. We take our responsibility to you and your family seriously, and we go above and beyond to make sure everything is in place for a safe, effective procedure.

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

When your doctor recommends a surgical procedure for you, they might mention that it is minimally invasive. Minimally invasive surgeries have become some of the most common and safest procedures in medicine. Unlike standard “open’ surgery, only small incisions need to be made during minimally invasive operations- if any need to be made at all. Instead of cutting patients open to examine the operating area, doctors use imaging devices such as endoscopes to view the body’s internal structures and perform the operation.

Because fewer incisions are needed, there is less risk of infection in minimally invasive surgery. This also means that patients recover from the procedure faster and should be able to return to normal activities faster than they would have had they undergone open surgery. Not all surgeries can be minimally invasive, but for those that can, these are almost always the preferred option.

Contact Info & Hours of Operation:

Outpatient Pavilion
Address: 1011 N. China Lake Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 499-3431
Hours: Mon to Fri: 6:00 am to 6:30 pm; Sat: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Southern Sierra Specialty Clinic: Surgery (Dr. Tonsekar)
Address: South Medical Plaza, 1041 N. China Lake Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 446-0121
Hours: Mon to Fri: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Stemmer Clinic: Surgery (Dr. Stemmer)
Address: 900 Heritage Drive., Suite A, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 446-3700
Hours: Mon to Fri: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Surgery (Dr. Cannata)
Address: 1081 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 446-8692

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Available Locations

Location
Surgery services available at the following locations:
  • South Medical Plaza

    1041 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555