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Hoag is Well Worth the Trip

They were very good at making me feel like I was being taken car e of and I was not just a number
being passed through the system

Gregg S

Hoag is Well Worth the Trip for Santa Barbara Tonsil Cancer Patient


Working Together to Beat Cancer

I didn’t know anybody at Hoag; I just knew it’s where I needed to be

Heart & Vascular

Getting to the Heart of it: Aortic Conditions the Focus of Hoag

I felt I was too young for such a drastic diagnosis so I got a second opinion

Hoag Orthopedic Institute Keeps One Mouseketeer Dancing

“Everyone at HOI prepared and helped reassure me before surgery”

Harrowing Medical Drama Leaves Couple with Special View of Hoag

“I have no doubt that if we had landed at any other hospital, Mark wouldn’t have made it,” Cindy says. “It sounds corny, but Hoag is special.”


Rapid Recovery From Joint Replacement Surgery

Hip pain can often discourage people from pursuing their daily activities, as well as stop them from enjoying favorite pastimes. Fear of surgery and the unknown can also be significant deterrents to getting a needed joint replacement procedure. Surgery to treat hip pain has often been assumed to be a long, painful route for relief. … Read More

Heart & Vascular

OC Businessman Chooses Mini Maze for His Atrial Fibrillation

“I can’t find the words to describe my satisfaction,” Wolgemuth said. “There is something quite special about Hoag. It’s a very professional hospital, but there is a caring and consideration for the patients that lets you know you’re not just another patient.”​

Heart & Vascular

Ken D.

“I’m extremely thankful that TAVR was available so close to home and by such an experienced, caring team.”


Robotic Hysterectomy Treats Uterine Cancer

For about a year, Huntington Beach resident Janis Kirkpatrick, was experiencing irregular bleeding, so she decide to speak with a physician about it. She was referred to Jonathan Wheeler, M.D., a Hoag-affiliated Obstetrician/Gynecologist who discovered that Janis had been through menopause, and that the spotting she was experiencing was post-menopausal. “I didn’t even realize I … Read More