Update on Elective Surgeries

Ready to Get You Back to You

At Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), patient safety has always been of utmost importance, and it drives our outcomes and patient experience. We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unease and uncertainty, but what has not changed is HOI’s commitment to excellence in orthopedic care and outcomes.

Resuming Orthopedic Surgeries on May 1st

While we have been prioritizing urgent and emergent orthopedic cases since March, we are pleased to share that beginning May 1, we will be resuming scheduled surgical procedures at HOI with a phased approach.

The move to resume scheduled surgical procedures was made:

  • In the context of recent guidance from federal, state and local governmental agencies.
  • In alignment with the approach recommended by clinical professional organizations.
  • COVID-related hospital and resource capacity in California and Orange County specifically, has not been significantly impacted to date (which was a material driver of the early actions to limit procedures to urgent/emergent, in order to preserve those resources).
  • Many in our community have orthopedic care needs that have been deferred for an extended period of time and the conditions are such that we may now increasingly meet those needs.

Pre-Op Patient Screening & Testing Protocol

We will proceed with our plan in a thoughtful and judicious manner, monitoring the data daily and will be ready to adjust as necessary based on changing conditions.

We have also developed and implemented additional safety measures to protect our patients, physicians and staff members in accordance with CDC and other regulatory guidelines:

  • Patient Pre-Op COVID-19 Test must be completed 3 days prior to surgery followed by self-isolation until scheduled surgery date.
  • Patient screening at admission in accordance with CDC guidelines including temperature, health and travel history.
  • Visitor restrictions
  • Screening and limiting all personnel and visitors entering the facility
  • Offering online pre-op classes to assist patients and caregivers to prepare for a successful surgery and recovery.
  • Limiting personnel in the Operating Rooms
  • Screening of all staff members and doctors upon entrance to the facility to include, but not limited to, masking, temperature and social distancing rules.

While COVID-19 is likely our new normal for the foreseeable future, we are well positioned to begin to more fully serve our community in a manner consistent with our mission and vision.

Thank you for choosing Hoag Orthopedic Institute. We are here to help you “Get Back to You.”

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Hoag Orthopedic Institute Locations


Hoag Orthopedic Institute

16250 Sand Canyon Ave,
Irvine, CA 92618

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach

22 Corporate Plaza, Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Main Street Specialty Surgery Center

280 S. Main Street, Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868

California Specialty Surgery Center

26371 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Diagnostic & Interventional Surgery Center in Marina Del Rey

13160 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Recognized Excellence

Named one of the Best Orthopedic Hospitals in the Nation
U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020.
Also Ranked High Performing for Hip Replacements & Knee Replacements

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