We at Santa Cruz Surgery Center realize that the people in our community have an ever increasing interest and knowledge in medical matters; therefore, we enjoy responding to that interest on a regular basis. Here are some articles and links that you might find of interest.

ASC Patient Education

The American College of Surgeons provides educational information to help you and your family become informed about your operation and surgical care. We are working to provide you with the most current information about surgical procedures, diseases, tests, medications and pain management from governmental and professional sources to support you in participating in your surgical care. In viewing our patient education site, you will:

  1. Become informed about your operation.
  2. Find information to help you make decisions about your treatment.
  3. Become empowered with knowledge and skills to participate in your surgical care.

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The Mayo Clinic

“More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs. You will see as many doctors, specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable answers and effective treatment.”

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Web MD

“WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible.”

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Dominican Hospital

“Dominican Hospital has a medical staff of about 400 physicians, and is a dual-campus network of quality-focused comprehensive care serving the health care needs of the Monterey Bay region.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community.

In all we do, we continue to reflect the core values of the founding Adrian Dominican Sisters and Catholic Healthcare West: excellence, justice, dignity, collaboration and stewardship.”

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California Medical Association

“On March 12, 1856, the Medical Society of the State of California held its first meeting at Pioneer Hall on “J” Street in what is now Old Town Sacramento. The society’s first president, Benjamin Franklin Keene, M.D.,—also a state senator representing El Dorado County—led the meeting of 75. The dynamic physicians who founded the Medical Society of the State of California were veterans in the fight against cholera, encephalitis, typhoid and smallpox – diseases that became prevalent in the newly minted lands of California after the Gold Rush of 1849. They dedicated their organization to ‘promote the science and art of medicine, protection of public health, and the betterment of the medical profession.”

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American Medical Association


“To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.”

Core Values:

  1. Leadership
  2. Excellence
  3. Integrity and Ethical Behavior.

“To be an essential part of the professional life of every physician.”

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Santa Cruz County Medical Society

“We are a professional association of physicians that has grown from 13 members in 1906 to over 300 member doctors who live and/or work in Santa Cruz County on the Monterey Bay.

Our primary goal with this web site is to promote community education about, and access to, local physicians, medical information, and health care programs.”

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American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

“The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With 2,400 members in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.

The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy.”

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Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

“We are the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation currently accrediting over 4,600 organizations.

What makes us unique is that we use practicing health care professionals to perform the accreditation survey. Our surveyors are experienced volunteer medical practitioners who bring a professional “real world” understanding to the process that permits more flexibility in implementing any recommendations.”

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