Surgical Care

Our USC Surgery team works together to offer you a full spectrum of care.

Surgical Care

Our USC Surgery team works together to offer you a full spectrum of care.

Clinical Trials

Participating in a clinical trial gives you access to new and promising therapies.

Find an open trial

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Insurance

We accept most insurance plans and work with managed care networks.

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Masterful Technique with a Personal Touch

Our USC Surgery team has one mission: to give you the best possible care. We conduct research and test the latest technology to find better, safer treatments. We have been national leaders in using minimally invasive techniques to give our patients the best possible outcomes. We also perform a high number of robot-assisted surgeries each year, making us experts in this advanced technique.

You are the most important part of our practice, and you will always be at the center of your care. We work in teams with medical doctors, nurses and staff to keep you informed and supported every step of the way.

Meet Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

Our Team

Stuart A. Abel, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more

Regina Y. Baker, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer  View more
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Melanoma Surgery, Gastroenterology

Joseph Carey, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery  View more

David A. Daar, MD, MBA

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Lymphedema Surgery  View more
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery  View more

T. Justin Gillenwater, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Sukgu M. Han, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular T ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Gino Kim In, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery

Fumito Ito, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Breast Surgical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery

Emma C. Koesters, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Lymphedema Surgery  View more
Specialties
Plastic Surgery

William M. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Gregory A. Magee, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery & Aerospace and Mech ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Miguel F. Manzur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Elizabeth A. Miranda, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery

Hooman Nikizad, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hand

Christian J. Ochoa, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy
Specialties
Vascular Surgery

Corinne Rosenberg, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Advance Practice Provider Manager, Cardiac and Vascular Surg ...
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Kamran Samakar, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more

Chia-Ding Shih, DPM

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Podiatry, Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage, Vascular Surgery

Tze-Woei Tan, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Aortic Disease, Endovascular Therapy  View more

Roberto Travieso, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care

Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS

Accepting new patients
Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Haig A. Yenikomshian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care  View more
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Specialties
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery , Nurse Practitioner

Kenneth R. Ziegler, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Stuart A. Abel, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more

Kamran Samakar, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Specialties
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery , Nurse Practitioner
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery  View more

Gino Kim In, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery

Fumito Ito, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Breast Surgical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Melanoma Surgery, Gastroenterology

Regina Y. Baker, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer  View more

Joseph Carey, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery  View more

David A. Daar, MD, MBA

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Lymphedema Surgery  View more

T. Justin Gillenwater, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Emma C. Koesters, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Lymphedema Surgery  View more
Specialties
Plastic Surgery

Hooman Nikizad, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hand

Roberto Travieso, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care

Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS

Accepting new patients
Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Haig A. Yenikomshian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care  View more
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery

Sukgu M. Han, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular T ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

William M. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Gregory A. Magee, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery & Aerospace and Mech ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Miguel F. Manzur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Elizabeth A. Miranda, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery

Christian J. Ochoa, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy
Specialties
Vascular Surgery

Chia-Ding Shih, DPM

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Podiatry, Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage, Vascular Surgery

Tze-Woei Tan, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Aortic Disease, Endovascular Therapy  View more
Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Kenneth R. Ziegler, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Corinne Rosenberg, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Advance Practice Provider Manager, Cardiac and Vascular Surg ...
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Clinical Trials

Participating in a clinical trial gives you access to new and promising therapies.

Find an open trial

Donate

Support our efforts to advance surgery care.

Give a gift

Insurance

We accept most insurance plans and work with managed care networks.

Find out more

The Strongest Link

Patient Story

I went from someone telling me I had a good chance of dying to Dr. Fleischman saying, ‘I got this.’

The Strongest Link

Patient Story

I went from someone telling me I had a good chance of dying to Dr. Fleischman saying, ‘I got this.’

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Programs nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

33%

Of our procedures are minimally invasive

29,000+

Open-heart procedures since 2002

10,000+

Surgeries for the lungs, esophagus and chest wall

What Sets Us Apart

We recruit some of the best surgeons in the world to make sure you get the best possible care.

Our surgeons collaborate with surgeons from other fields, medical doctors and even dietitians to give you complete care.

Other hospitals send us their toughest cases.

Our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program reduces the use of narcotics, recovery time and pain.

We perform clinical trials and scientific research, giving you access to the latest knowledge and techniques.

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