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Sponsorship Program Funding Guidelines

Lodi Health is a not-for-profit health system with a long-standing history of providing philanthropic support for projects and programs offered within the communities we serve.

As a part of the Lodi Health mission, support for community benefits including uncompensated medical care, education, screenings and community initiatives are supported annually.  As a non-profit organization, the ability to deliver financial support for community organizations is tied directly to Lodi Health’s operating performance and aligned with the mission and Community Health Needs Assessment.  Strong consideration will be given to projects that address the four priority areas outlined in the Community Health Needs Assessment:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Obesity
  3. Youth development
  4. Access to care

Lodi Health has developed this convenient guideline for sponsorship requests.  The information is outlined to help you assess the compatibility of your sponsorship request with Lodi Health’s mission – the guiding principle for all sponsorship allocations.


Lodi Health Community Sponsorship/Partnership Goals:

  • Support programs that align with Lodi Health’s mission to share God's love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing.
  • To partner with community organizations on initiatives that will leverage our strengths as a hospital provider –including wellness, quality of life and environment.
  • To invest in our community to improve the quality of life for current and future residents.

In addition to investing in sponsorships, Lodi Health employees are encouraged to volunteer and contribute to our community partners by providing leadership on boards, donation of time, energy and skills to a project, or assist in other ways.


Sponsorship Project Funding Selection Criteria

In general, Lodi Health supports projects that are:

  • Mission-aligned
  • Designed to improve community health with emphasis placed on those that address the priority focus areas from the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Healthcare agency projects addressing community health improvement and health education
  • Created to support the underserved, at-risk community populations
  • Helping children, adults and families learn critical life skills

Lodi Health project funding is reviewed annually to address the ever-changing needs of the community.  Support of projects during a specific year does not guarantee continued or future funding.


Lodi Health Does Not Provide Sponsorship Funding for the Following:

  • Individuals
  • Fraternities or Sororities
  • Memberships
  • Individual scholarships and fellowships
  • Smaller group activities
  • Organizations or activities outside of the Lodi Health service area
  • Pageants or field trips

Note:  Lodi Health does not discriminate based on creed, color, national origin, religion or gender.


Guidelines for Sponsorship Funding Submission

In order to ensure that sponsorship funds are being allocated in keeping with organizational goals, each application undergoes a full review by the sponsorship committee.  Requests must be received 90-days in advance of the event date, and we ask that you allow a 45-day response window for your sponsorship request.

Lodi Health will limit the support provided to a maximum of one request per organization unless an exemption is made by the sponsorship committee.

Requests for in-kind support, i.e. health screenings, promotional items/giveaways, etc. will be assigned a monetary value and considered part of Lodi Health’s contribution to an organization.


Sponsorship Funding Request Form

Please click the button below and complete the form in order to have your sponsorship funding request considered by the Lodi Health Sponsorship Committee.



Sponsorship Request Form >>

Surgery and Recovery


Lodi Memorial Hospital
975 S. Fairmont Ave. map
Lodi, California 95240
Tel: 209.339.7516
Mon.-Fri., 7am-5pm

The Surgery and Recovery department provides operative services including general, orthopedic, urology, gynecology, ENT, gastrointestinal, cardiology, thoracic and endovascular surgeries. Surgery cases include elective, urgent and emergent procedures.

Surgery and Recovery provides:

  • Outpatient surgery
  • Inpatient surgery
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Inpatient procedures
  • Outpatient I.V. infusions and blood transfusions

Physicians' offices should call to schedule patient appointments, 209.339.7516.

Treatment Comparison

Comparing surgery and radiation for prostate cancer

The following table compares outcomes following prostate cancer treatment -- specifically, surgery (radical prostatectomy), which is considered the gold standard treatment for localized prostate cancer -- and radiation (brachytherapy and external beam radiation). Data is provided on survival, cancer recurrence, incidence of rectal and bladder cancer, bowel function, urinary bother and long-term erectile function. In this table, radical prostatectomy includes all approaches to prostate surgery (open surgery through large incisions; conventional minimally invasive, or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy -- also called LRP -- as well as da Vinci Prostatectomy, or dVP). As you can see, surgery offers measurable advantages over radiation in terms of outcomes and survivability.

Chart 1: Outcome Comparison: Surgery vs. Radiotherapy
Radical Prostatectomy*
Survival duration compared to conservative disease management1
8.6 years
4.6 years
15-year prostate cancer survival rate2
Survival rate for high-grade cancer patients3
45% increase in overall survival rate vs. radiotherapy
Risk of cancer-specific death for
high-grade cancer patients4
49% less risk vs. radiotherapy
Cancer recurrence5
Easy to detect
Difficult to detect
Risk of rectal cancer
(Within 10 year follow-up) 6
5.1 out of 1000
10.0 out of 1000
Risk of bladder cancer7
0.8% developed bladder cancer
1.3% developed bladder cancer
Bowel function impairment8
Significantly greater vs. surgery
Disease-specific long-term quality of life9
Painful urination (at 18 month follow-up) 10
1% of patients
30% of patients
Long-term erectile dysfunction11
Lower risk
Higher risk

*Open surgery; comparable long-term data not yet available on da Vinci® Prostatectomy.

**External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) unless otherwise noted in the citation.


Comparing open vs. laparoscopic vs. da Vinci Surgery for prostate cancer

The following table looks at patient outcomes following surgery for prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy), and compares "best in class" data from three types of surgery. As you can see, da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP) shows measurable advantages as compared to both conventional open surgery (open), performed through large incisions, as well as conventional minimally invasive laparoscopic (lap) surgery.

Chart 2: da Vinci® vs. Open vs. Conventional Laparoscopy
da Vinci©
Cancer control
T2 margin status
Estimated blood loss (EBL)
109 ml4
1355 ml5
380 ml6
Length of stay (LOS)
1.2 days4
3 days5
2.5 days13
Urinary function
3 month
6 month
12 month
Sexual function
12 month


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References for Chart 1:

[1] Tewari A, Raman JD, Chang P, Rao S, Divine G, Menon M.  Long-term survival probability in men with clinically localized prostate cancer treated either conservatively or with definitive treatment (radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy). Urology. 2006 Dec;68(6):1268-74.
[2] Tewari A, Raman JD, Chang P, Rao S, Divine G, Menon M.  Long-term survival probability in men with clinically localized prostate cancer treated either conservatively or with definitive treatment (radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy). Urology. 2006 Dec;68(6):1268-74.
[3] Tewari A, Divine G, Chang P, Shemtov MM, Milowsky M, Nanus D, Menon M.  Long-term survival in men with high grade prostate cancer: a comparison between conservative treatment, radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy--a propensity scoring approach. J Urol. 2007 Mar;177(3):911-5. Erratum in: J Urol. 2007 May;177(5):1958.
[4] Tewari A, Divine G, Chang P, Shemtov MM, Milowsky M, Nanus D, Menon M.  Long-term survival in men with high grade prostate cancer: a comparison between conservative treatment, radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy--a propensity scoring approach. J Urol. 2007 Mar;177(3):911-5. Erratum in: J Urol. 2007 May;177(5):1958.
[5] Di Blasio, C. J., A. C. Rhee, et al. (2003). Predicting clinical end points: treatment nomograms in prostate cancer. Semin Oncol 30(5): 567-86.
[6] Baxter NN, Tepper JE, Durham SB, Rothenberger DA, Virnig BA. Increased risk of rectal cancer after prostate radiation: a population-based study. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr;128(4):819-24.
[7] Boorjian S, Cowan JE, Konety BR, DuChane J, Tewari A, Carroll PR, Kane CJ; Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor Investigators. Bladder cancer incidence and risk factors in men with prostate cancer: results from Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor. J Urol. 2007 Mar;177(3):883-7; discussion 887-8.
[8] Litwin MS, Sadetsky N, Pasta DJ, Lubeck DP. Bowel function and bother after treatment for early stage prostate cancer: a longitudinal quality of life analysis from CaPSURE. J Urol. 2004  Aug;172(2):515-9.
[9] Miller, D. C., M. G. Sanda, et al. (2005). Long-term outcomes among localized prostate cancer survivors: health-related quality-of-life changes after radical prostatectomy, external radiation, and brachytherapy. J Clin Oncol 23(12): 2772-80.
[10] Buron, C., B. Le Vu, et al. (2007). Brachytherapy versus prostatectomy in localized prostate cancer: Results of a French multicenter prospective medico-economic study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67(3): 812-22.
[11] Di Blasio, C. J., A. C. Rhee, et al. (2003). Predicting clinical end points: treatment nomograms in prostate cancer. Semin Oncol 30(5): 567-86.

References for Chart 2:

[1] Ahlering TE, Woo D, Eichel L, Lee DI, Edwards R, Skarecky DW. Robot-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy: a comparison of one surgeon's outcomes. Urology. 2004 May;63(5):819-22. p. 821 table III.
[2] Scardino PT. Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy. Presented at the American Urological Association’s Carcinoma of the Prostate Course, San Francisco, California, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 2005 
[3] Touijer K, Kuroiwa K, Saranchuk JW, Hassen WA, Trabulsi EJ, Reuter VE, Guillonneau B. Quality improvement in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for pT2 prostate cancer: impact of video documentation review on positive surgical margin. J Urol. 2005 Mar;173(3):765-8. p. 766 (Results)
[4]  Bhandari, A., McIntire, L., Kaul, S.A., Hemal, A.K., Peabody, J.O., and Menon, M. (2005). Perioperative complications of robotic radical prostatectomy after the learning curve. J Urol 174, 915-918.
[5] Brown, J.A., Garlitz, C., Gomella, L.G., McGinnis, D.E., Diamond, S.M., and Strup, S.E. (2004). Perioperative morbidity of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy compared with open radical retropubic prostatectomy. Urologic oncology 22, 102-106.
[6]  Guillonneau, B., Rozet, F., Cathelineau, X., Lay, F., Barret, E., Doublet, J.D., Baumert, H., and Vallancien, G. (2002). Perioperative complications of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: the Montsouris 3-year experience. The Journal of urology 167, 51-56.
[7] Locke, DR, Klimberg IW and Sessions RP. Robotic Radical Prostatectomy With Continence And Potency Sparing Technique: An Analysis Of The First 250 Cases. Submitted To Journal Of Urology, Publication Date TBD. p. 5 table 4.
[8] Walsh PC. Patient-reported urinary continence and sexual function after anatomic radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2000 Jul;164(1):242. p. 59 table 1.
[9] Goeman, L., Salomon, L., La De Taille, A., Vordos, D., Hoznek, A., Yiou, R., and Abbou, C.C. (2006). Long-term functional and oncological results after retroperitoneal laparoscopic prostatectomy according to a prospective evaluation of 550 patients. World J Urol 24, 281-288.
[10] Kaul, S., Bhandari, A., Hemal, A., Savera, A., Shrivastava, A., and Menon, M. (2005). Robotic radical prostatectomy with preservation of the prostatic fascia: a feasibility study. Urology 66, 1261-1265.
[11] Parsons JK, Marschke P, Maples P, Walsh PC. Effect of methylprednisolone on return of sexual function after nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy. Urology. 2004 Nov;64(5):987-90.
[12] Su, L.M., Link, R.E., Bhayani, S.B., Sullivan, W., and Pavlovich, C.P. (2004). Nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: replicating the open surgical technique. Urology 64, 123
[13] Dahl DM, L'esperance JO, Trainer AF, Jiang Z, Gallagher K, Litwin DE, Blute RD Jr.  “Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: initial 70 cases at a U.S. university medical center.”Urology. 2002 Nov;60(5):859-63.


A radiological exam is designed to capture an image or look inside a specific area of your body for the purpose of providing data to your medical team in order that they may make an accurate diagnosis and recommend the best course of action. All imaging areas are staffed with highly competent technologists. Radiology interpretation and consultations are provided by board certified radiologists from Delta Radiology Medical Group.  Our group of radiologists possesses over 30 years of experience offering a multidisciplinary array of specialties and subspecialties. This makes our services fully capable of diagnosing your specific medical condition by providing you the expertise typically found in most major hospital imaging centers.

Lodi Health utilizes the latest state-of-the-art technology in radiological imaging called PACS - Picture Archiving Communication System - along with digital imaging. This system creates a high resolution image allowing multiple practitioners to simultaneously view your digital image, thereby facilitating multidisciplinary collaboration. In addition, the images produced can be instantly compared with any previous images completed at all of the Lodi Health imaging locations, creating a seamless approach to your diagnostic needs.

The radiology department provides its services to outpatients, inpatients, urgent care, clinics and emergency room patients. A physician's order is required for all imaging studies. A detailed description of each imaging service follows:

General Radiography (X-ray) and Fluoroscopy

This is the section of medical imaging that uses very small amounts of ionized radiation to create images of body parts. Traditional x-rays of skeletal structures are taken most often to diagnose injuries to bones and joints. Chest x-rays are taken to reveal any process that changes the airspaces in the lungs. Soft tissue diagnoses can be made by administering "contrast media" by intravenous injection for functional studies of the urinary system. For the gastrointestinal system the contrast has to be administered either by oral or rectal routes.

Interventional Radiology

The most common special procedure is the diagnostic imaging studies of an area or organ after the injection of a radio opaque contrast media. Interventional radiology is a term that describes a procedure to correct an abnormal condition. Angioplasty, peripheral vascular stents, biliary drainage and abscess drainage are some examples of interventional radiology. There are several topics available on the Society of Interventional Radiology website at http://www.sirweb.org/.

X-ray services are conveniently available at Lodi Health. The equipment is state of the art digital systems. Our technologists are properly trained and certified to provide safe and comfortable X-ray services. All X-rays are processed and provided for the doctor to review in our PACS system saving you the wait and travel time you would experience going somewhere else. To ensure accurate and timely diagnosis, our X-ray images are sent electronically immediately to a board-certified radiologist. The following X-rays are offered:

  • Abdomen
  • Ankle
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Fingers
  • Foot
  • Forearm
  • Hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ribs
  • Shoulder
  • Sinuses
  • Spine
  • Tibia/Fibula
  • Toes
  • Wrist

Diagnostic Radiology

X-ray imaging is a quick and easy way for a physician to view and assess common abnormalities, such as broken bones, pneumonia, gastrointestinal or genitourinary problems utilizing ionizing radiation. The use of Radiography or Fluoroscopy will be employed to best image the specific area of concern. Information obtained will assist your physician in determining your course of treatment.

How to prepare and what to expect

During your procedure, the technologist will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. Every effort will be made to make you as comfortable as possible. During your procedure, the technologist will position you for the exam and several images will be obtained depending upon the procedure performed. Very similar to taking a photograph, you will be asked to hold your breath or not move while the image exposure is made to reduce the chance of a “blurry” picture and the need for repeat imaging.

Procedure times can range from approximately 15 minutes to two hours or more.

If preparation is required for your procedure, you will be given this information at the time the procedure is scheduled.

Clinical References

The following selected publications support the clinical efficacy of da Vinci® Gynecologic Surgery. For additional citations on robotic surgery, please visit PubMed (Medline).

Please note: PubMed provides links to downloadable PDFs, which are usually available from the journal publisher for a fee. You may also contact academic libraries (for example, University of California) and inquire about their document delivery services.

  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy for Benign Conditions
  • da Vinci Hysterectomy for Early Stage Gynecological Cancer
  • da Vinci Myomectomy
  • da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy

da Vinci Hysterectomy for Benign Conditions


John F. Boggess, Paola A. Gehrig, Victoria Bae-Jump, Lisa Abaid, Aaron Shafer, Daniel Clarke-Pearson, Teresa L. Rutledge, John T. Soper, Linda Van Le, Wesley C. Fowler, Jr. Robotic Assistance Improves Minimally Invasive Surgery For Endometrial Cancer. Poster presented at SGO 2007. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Senapati S, Advincula A. Surgical techniques: robot-assisted laparoscopic Myomectomy with the da Vinci® surgical system. J Robotic Surg. 2007 March; 1(1): 69-74. Abstract. Full text.


Advincula AP. Surgical techniques: robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy with the da Vinci surgical system. Int J Med Robot. 2006 Dec;2(4):305-11. Abstract.


Advincula AP, Reynolds RK. The use of robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy in the patient with a scarred or obliterated anterior cul-de-sac. JSLS. 2005 Jul-Sep;9(3):287-91. Abstract.

Beste TM, Nelson KH, Daucher JA. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy utilizing a robotic surgical system. JSLS. 2005 Jan-Mar; 9(1): 13-15. Abstract.

Marchal F, Rauch P, Vandromme J, Laurent I, Lobontiu A, Ahcel B, Verhaeghe JL, Meistelman C, Degueldre M, Villemot JP, Guillemin F. Telerobotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign and oncologic pathologies: initial clinical experience with 30 patients. Telerobotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign and oncologic pathologies: initial clinical experience with 30 patients. Surg Endosc. 2005 May 3 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract.


Advincula AP, Falcone T. Laparoscopic robotic gynecologic surgery. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2004 Sep; 31(3): 599-609. Abstract.

Ferguson JL, Beste TM, Nelson KH, Daucher JA. Making the transition from standard gynecologic laparoscopy to robotic laparoscopy. JSLS. 2004 Oct-Dec; 8(4): 326-328. Abstract.


Diaz-Arrastia C, Jurnalov C, Gomez G, Townsend C Jr. Laparoscopic hysterectomy using a computer-enhanced surgical robot. Surg Endosc. 2002 Sep; 16(9): 1271-1273. Abstract.

Falcone T, Steiner CP. Robotically assisted gynaecological surgery. Hum Fertil (Camb). 2002 May; 5(2): 72-74. Abstract.

da Vinci Hysterectomy for Early Stage Gynecological Cancer

Boggess JF. Robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology: evolution of a new surgical paradigm J Robotic Surg. 2007 March; 1(1): 69-74. Abstract. Full text.

Aaron Shafer, John F. Boggess, Paola Gehrig, Victoria Bae-Jump, Lisa Abaid, Daniel Clarke-Pearson, Wesley C. Fowler Jr., Teresa L. Rutledge, John Soper, Linda Van Le. Type III radical hysterectomy for obese women with cervical carcinoma: Robotic versus open. Abstract presented at SGO 2007. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Lynn D. Kowalski, MD, Camille A. Falkner, MD, Stephanie A. Wishnev, MD Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care 1 Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV. Incorporation of Robotics into a Gynecologic Oncology Practice: The First 100 Cases. Poster presented at SGO 2007.

da Vinci Myomectomy

Advincula AP, Song A, Burke W, Reynolds RK. Preliminary experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2004 Nov;11(4):511-8. Abstract.

Bocca S, Stadtmauer L, Oehninger S. Uncomplicated full term pregnancy after da Vinci-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy. Reprod Biomed Online. 2007 Feb;14(2):246-9. Abstract.

Dharia SP, Falcone T. Robotics in reproductive medicine. Fertil Steril. 2005 Jul;84(1):1-11. Review. Abstract.

da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy

Di Marco DS, Chow GK, Gettman MT, Elliott DS. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for treatment of vaginal vault prolapse. Urology. 2004 Feb; 63(2): 373-376. Abstract.

Elliott DS, Chow GK, Gettman M. Current status of robotics in female urology and gynecology. World J Urol. 2006 Jun;24(2):188-92. Epub 2006 Mar 24. Abstract.

Elliott DS, Krambeck AE, Chow GK. Long-term results of robotic assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for the treatment of high grade vaginal vault prolapse. J Urol. 2006 Aug;176(2):655-9. Abstract.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com


Ultrasound is a medical procedure based on the application of high frequency sound waves to image various body parts.  It is based on the principle of sound waves "bouncing off" of structures and then being detected to provide structural images. Most frequently associated with imaging during pregnancy, ultrasound is used to diagnose and guide therapeutic procedures.

An ultrasound, sometimes referred to as a Sonogram, is a procedure that utilizes sound-waves to provide a detailed look at the organs and soft tissue within the body. Typical procedures include abdomen, chest, OB/pelvic, breast, thyroid along with biopsy and drainage procedures. Ultrasound is safe and painless. The entire process takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour depending upon the type of sonogram that is needed. Information obtained will assist your physician in identifying problems and plan a course of treatment specific to your needs.

How to prepare and what to expect

For most sonograms, very little preparation is required. However, you may be requested to not eat or drink plenty of liquids depending upon the type of sonogram you are having. Instructions will be given to you at the time you are scheduled.

Once you are in the ultrasound room, you will be asked to lie down on a table.  Please make sure that you are comfortable, as you will be laying on the table for approximately 45 minutes to one hour. The area that is being scanned will then be uncovered and a warm gel will be applied. The gel acts as a couplant between you and the equipment and will allow the Sonographer to obtain an optimal study. During the procedure, a device called a transducer will be moved back and forth across the area of interest. You will be asked to hold very still and at times to hold your breath until the picture is complete. A series of images will be made of the area in question.

Uterine Conditions & Treatment

female anatomy 395x255When a woman faces a medical condition that affects her uterus, the hollow, muscular organ that holds and feeds a fertilized egg, the emotional impact can often be as challenging as the physical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancers such as endometrial cancer, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, excessive bleeding and endometriosis.

Treatment options are as varied as the conditions themselves, depending on individual circumstances. A woman’s age, health history, surgical history and diagnosis (benign or cancerous), all factor into the recommended course of action.

Endometriosis, also known as endometrial hyperplasia, is a condition in which the endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, causing scarring, pain, and heavy bleeding. It can often damaging the fallopian tubes and ovaries in the process. A common organic cause of infertility, endometriosis can be treated with medications such as lupron for endometriosis that lowers hormone levels and decreases endometrial growths. While such medications often relieve associated symptoms, a patient should understand the potential side effects before pursuing this treatment regimen.

For endometrial cancer, also known as uterine cancer and more common among women after menopause, standard treatment options include hormone therapy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus). Three of these — radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hysterectomy — are also used to treat cervical cancer.

For benign (non-cancerous) conditions like menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), non-surgical treatments like hormone therapy or minimally invasive ablative therapies may offer relief. For fibroids, uterine-preserving myomectomy – a surgical alternative to hysterectomy -- may be an option.


For most uterine conditions, if available non-surgical treatments fail to relieve symptoms, many women choose a more certain result with elective hysterectomy. Each year in the U.S. alone, doctors perform about 600,000 hysterectomies, making it the second most common surgical procedure.1

While symptoms such as chronic pain and bleeding often point a woman and her doctor toward hysterectomy as the preferred treatment choice, life-threatening conditions such as cancer or uncontrollable bleeding in the uterus often necessitate a hysterectomy and follow-up treatment.

While hysterectomy is relatively safe, always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits, to determine which approach is right for you. And if hysterectomy is recommended or required, you owe it to yourself to learn about da Vinci Hysterectomy, a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that for many women has potential as the safest and most effective treatment available.

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1. Center for Disease Control. Keshavarz H, Hillis S, Kieke B, Marchbanks P. Hysterectomy Surveillance — United States, 1994–1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries. July 12, 2002. Vol. 51 / SS-5. Page 1. www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/ss/ss5105.pdf

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com.

Pulmonary rehabilitation


800 S. Lower Sacramento Road. map
Lodi, California 95240
Tel: 209.339.7445

About pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a six-week outpatient program designed for those who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as asthma, emphysema, interstitial lung disease, bronchitis or bronchiectasis. The classes are held three times a week.

Through education and exercise, Lodi Health’s goal is to teach patients with lung disease how to manage their conditions and improve the quality of their lives.

Each session consists of a minimum of one hour of supervised exercise and one hour of education to educate patients about the disease process. Sessions are tailored to the individual patient needs and diagnosis.

The first step

Admittance to the pulmonary rehabilitation program is upon the recommendation of the patient’s physician. At the initial interview, the respiratory-care practitioner will review the patient’s medical history and explain the program.

Maintenance program

This program is designed to assist graduates of Lodi Health Pulmonary Rehabilitation services to continue their exercise programs. One-hour sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.cardio2

Beter Breathers’ support group

The Better Breathers’ respiratory support group is a free meeting for people with breathing problems and their family members. The group meets once a month, and each month a new topic is presented by a guest speaker. No referral, appointment or insurance is necessary. Better Breathers’ support group is held once a month at Lodi Health West, 800 S. Lower Sacramento Rd. in Lodi. For information, call 209.339.7445.

Smoking cessation

Lodi Health offers smoking-cessation classes for those wishing to become smoke-free. Classes are held every Wednesday, 3-4pm, or by appointment. Topics include:

  • Benefits of quitting;
  • Ways to cope with quitting;
  • How to deal with a craving;
  • Medications that help with withdrawal; and
  • Creating a support system.

Lodi Health provides a group setting or one-on-one counseling sessions, depending on each patient’s needs. The classes are free to the community and are offered as a community service.

Download a PDF of the pulmonary rehabiliation brochure here.

Overnight Oximetry Studies

Sometimes a physician may order an overnight oximetry study to see if oxygen is needed for a patient while he or she sleeps.  This study requires two trips to Lodi Health’s Outpatient Services area. 

The first trip will be once an appointment is made.  Lodi Health staff will teach patients how to use a pulse oximeter and send them home with the equipment and instructions in a bag.  That night, patients wear the pulse oximeter while they sleep. 

The second trip will be to return the pulse oximeter.  You can drop it off at the same place you checked in the day before.  Once you return the pulse oximeter, Lodi Health staff download the study and have a physician read the study to determine if the patient needs oxygen while sleeping.

Cardiac Rehabilitation



800 S. Lower Sacramento Rd. map
Lodi, California 95240
Tel: 209.339.7664

About our program

Heart disease cannot be cured with medicine and interventions alone. Initially after surgery, most people feel better than ever because their heart is receiving more oxygen.  But without lifestyle modifications, arteries can become reclogged, leading to further heart damage.  Heart disease returns, as arteries can become reclogged, sometimes eight to ten years down the road.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a 12-week, well-paced, interdisciplinary program that includes medically supervised exercise, diet modification, stress reduction, smoking cessation, medication management and education about how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms. Lodi Health's Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a supportive environment that allows patients to interact with others who have experienced a similar journey.

Here is a video on what you can expect when you visit Lodi Health Cardiac Rehabilitation:

The first step

Admittance to the cardiac rehabilitation program is upon the recommendation of a patient’s physician. At the initial interview, the cardiac-nurse specialist will review the patient’s medical history and explain the program. An assessment will be made of cardiac-risk factors, including:

  • Smoking history
  • Cholesterol values
  • Blood-pressure control
  • Physical activity
  • Weight management
  • Diabetes control
  • Stress management

Who can benefit


Men and women of all ages who have had angina, heart failure, a heart attack, heart bypass surgery, valve surgery, angioplasty and patients with a heart transplant, can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation. Participation in cardiac rehabilitation reduces patients' risk of future heart problems and increases their life expectancy.

Stages of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase II – Phase II is a 12-week exercise program of three sessions per week.  Exercise sessions include warm up, aerobic exercise, resistance training and cool-down stretching.  These small classes of five or less allow for each patient’s individual needs to be met. Throughout each session, patientsl receive continuous cardiac monitoring, blood pressure checks and education tailored to individual needs. Patients can start Phase II once their physicians clear them, typically two to six weeks after their heart attack, intervention or surgery.

Phase III – Phase III is also called a “maintenance phase,” with three sessions per week.  In this phase, staff works on maintaining patient fitness through an exercise prescription tailored for each patient.  Monitoring is provided once every three months and blood pressure checks are done each session.  Phase III candidates are individuals with previous heart disease, patients at risk of developing heart disease, and graduates of the Phase II cardiac rehabilitation program.

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Cardiac support group

This free support group offers practical tools for healthy living to heart-disease patients, their families and caregivers. Its mission is to provide awareness through support meetings and educational forums that those with heart disease can live well. Free blood pressure screenings are provided.

Lodi Health West
800 S. Lower Sacramento Rd.,
Lodi, CA
For times and dates, call 209.339.7664.

Download a PDF of the Cardiac Rehabiliation flier here.

Oxygen Qualification Studies

After a hospital stay or a diagnosis of lung disease, supplemental oxygen is sometimes needed to help patients maintain their health.  In order to obtain a physician’s order for oxygen, patients must have a study to qualify for the oxygen at home. 

About the study

The oxygen qualification study is a three-step process that takes about 15 minutes and is not painful. 

Once patients are ready for studies, Lodi Health staff will check their oxygen saturations level on room air (without any additional oxygen on).  Then staff will walk with the patient while monitoring his or her oxygen level for five minutes or less.  After that staff will place the patient on oxygen and walk him or her for five minutes or less. 

That concludes the test and provides the information necessary for the physician to evaluate the need for home oxygen.