Our facility is equipped to handle the most complex surgical cases and provides the safest environment for patients to have surgery. We have developed a comfortable, peaceful environment for a safe and easy surgical process. We pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art equipment and friendly, professional staff who are committed to treating each patient as family. Each member of our team works together to make the surgical process as easy as possible for you: guiding you through each step, from your initial consultation to post-operative care. We have conveniently located parking for patients and physicians.
We have a one-to-one RN to patient ratio, our Physician Anesthesiologists are board-certified, and patients constantly tell us that they love coming here because of the warm, family atmosphere and special attention they are given. Our surgeons are compassionate and committed to each of their patients.
Although they are experts in their field and have been called upon to serve in leadership and teaching positions at top medical schools, their primary focus remains patient care. Avalon’s specialists are professional, confident surgeons who partner with patients on their journey to a healthy life. They are compassionate, kind, caring and will take time to talk to patients about their condition in order to find the best possible treatment. Their mission is to provide patients with a safe and comfortable environment and get a full patient history to provide the most accurate and effective treatment options for each individual patient. Their specialists take a conservative approach to treatment, and only recommend surgery after other treatments have been attempted. Their bedside manner is like no other.
Ensures pre-op information is accurate and complete to make sure the surgical process is as easy as possible. They have countless hours of procedure experience to anticipate the surgeon’s needs. They maintain the highest level of training to execute efficient, streamlined procedures and they always provide the most attentive post-op care. All our anesthesiologists are Board Certified Physician Anesthesiologists to ensure the safest surgical procedure. During every procedure, there is one dedicated Physician Anesthesiologist per case, compared to other hospitals where there is only one Anesthesiologist managing the Nurse Anesthetists during multiple surgeries.”
Benefits of an Outpatient Surgery Center
Doctor Howard S. Kaufman
Doctor Howard S. Kaufman earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed his fellowship and surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was an Associate Professor of Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was recruited to USC in 2002 to lead the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and became the Chief of General Surgery at the USC University Hospital and Vice Chairman for Patient Safety and Quality for the Department of Surgery across four USC-affiliated hospitals. Dr. Kaufman currently practices at Huntington Colorectal Surgeons in Pasadena and has served as Chief of General Surgery and the Chair of Surgery at Huntington Hospital.
Dr. Kaufman is a Clinical Professor and Clinical Director of the Colorectal Research Program at the Huntington Medical Research Institutes and was one of the early pioneers of minimally invasive surgery for Crohn’s disease and the first surgeon on the west coast to perform colon resections laparoscopically through a single incision. Dr. Kaufman also developed multidisciplinary pelvic floor programs on both coasts and demonstrated how advanced pelvic imaging influences surgical treatment decisions. He has passionately pursued efforts to reduce the effects of surgical trauma on his patients throughout his career.
Dr. Kaufman’s research efforts have paralleled his clinical interests and expertise. He has published 67 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 18 book chapters, and has presented his work at major meetings both domestically and abroad. He is a member of several national surgical societies and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Kaufman currently serves as the State Chair representing Southern California to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Surgery Done Right
Avalon knows there’s so much more to surgery than what happens on the operating room table. That’s why we ensure surgeons who choose Avalon have everything they need to perform their best work, whether that’s top-of-the-line OR equipment or a place to rest and plan between procedures. Check out our facility or schedule a visit to learn more about how Avalon can help you do your best work.
At Avalon, you can concentrate on getting ready for surgery and recovery and let us handle the rest. Our staff can help your patients at each stage of your surgery journey and give you the best chance to achieve positive surgical outcomes. Partnering with Avalon Surgery Center gives you the best chance for surgical success by putting patients first.
435 Arden Avenue Suite 520, Glendale, CA 91203