Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital

Minimally Invasive Surgery

At Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, we are constantly refining our practices to make your treatment as painless and comfortable as possible. Our specialized team is knowledgeable about the most current procedures and routinely performs minimally invasive techniques with the smallest incisions possible for bariatric, general and some cardiac surgeries.

Hospital employees help reunite dog with San Diego Assemblyman

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s house supervisors have big hearts when it comes to caring for others – especially one bedraggled  little dog who looked lost and alone.

Your Visit or Stay

Outpatient visit
After your procedure or surgery, you will be transferred to the post-procedure area to a private room. Your recovery will be monitored for approximately 2 to 4 hours or as long as necessary to assure you are ready to go home.

Patients are offered refreshments and a light meal. If you have any specific dietary restrictions or food preferences, please communicate this to your nurse. Once settled in your room, family and friends may visit you as you so desire.

Surgery Day

The day of your procedure or surgery

Arrival instructions

Outpatient Procedures
Enter through the hospital’s main entrance. You may stop by the front desk in our main lobby, and staff will be glad to escort you to the registration lobby. If you know where the registration lobby is located, you may go directly there.

Hospitalists cover inpatient care from admission through discharge

Dr.  Uma Rao jokes that not too long ago if you asked a hospital visitor about her specialty they would say a “hospitalist” was the person in charge of hospitality and greeting visitors. But with nearly 20 hospitalists on duty daily at Community Medical Centers’ three hospitals, more and more people know she’s the physician who coordinates care.

Fresno Heart & Surgical’s cardiovascular unit recognized as one of nation’s best

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s cardiovascular staff received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) – formally recognizing it as one of the top intensive care units in the country.

For Medical Professionals


Phone Numbers

Referring physicians with questions about particular service lines at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital should call:

Main Line
(559) 433-8000

Scheduling for all services and admissions
Phone: (559) 433-8001
Fax: (559) 433-8369