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Access to nationally ranked specialty care

Choosing a UC Davis Health primary care doctor also means access to an entire team of experts in more than 150 specialties.

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Adult specialty care

U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s best in nine adult specialties for 2022-23, including cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ENT; geriatrics; neurology & neurosurgery; obstetrics & gynecology; orthopedics; and pulmonology & lung surgery.

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only in inland Northern California to hold “comprehensive” designation from the National Cancer Institute, awarded to a very small percentage of U.S. centers.

Pediatric & maternity specialty care

U.S. News ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best in five pediatric specialties for 2022-23, including diabetes & endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics*, and pulmonology & lung surgery (*with Shriners Children’s Northern California).

Newsweek also ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of its Best Maternity Care Hospitals for 2021, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

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Ranked #1 in our region

U.S. News & World Report perennially ranks UC Davis Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in Sacramento, and did so again for 2022-23. UC Davis was the only Sacramento hospital listed among California’s ten best.

The medical center has also earned Magnet® nursing recognition, the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence.

Conditions & procedures

U.S. News also rates several common types of care, and UC Davis Medical Center placed at the top level of “high performing” for 2022-23 in back surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, gastroenterology & GI surgery, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and urology.

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