Dr. Amir Mehran, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Mehran
Accepting new patients

University Bariatrics

227 W Janss Rd Ste 320 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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(805) 379-9796

Dr. Amir Mehran, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Duke University School Of Med medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities Los Robles Regional Medical Center and St. John's Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mehran to book an appointment.


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Dr. Mehran's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Dr. Mehran performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Mehran performs this procedure more than 75% of his peers

Obesity
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Dr. Mehran treats Obesity more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Mehran treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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Dr. Mehran performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 30% of his peers

Dr. Mehran performs this procedure more than 30% of his peers

Dr. Mehran's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Port Removal
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Vein Treatment
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Mehran accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Dr. Mehran's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mehran

4.9

Based on 120 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (108)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (108)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (107)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Extremely friendly and professional Dr and his staff had the best quality of care I’ve ever experienced thank you Dr. Mehran and Yvonne you all are amazing and took very well care of me went above and beyond if I ever need anything eles I will be Shute to return! Thank you again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Susan Espinoza – Jan 15, 2021
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I have been overweight all my life, time and again I’d diet, exercise. I’d lose weight but gained it back and more. At age 45 and 350 pounds, health issues caught up. I developed high blood pressure, high cholesterol, an enlarged heart and sleep apnea. I was told my kidneys are failing. I met Dr Mehran about sleeve gastric surgery. I had to make milestone changes. I was overwhelmed. A written plan was developed by my nutritionist Alona, who was amazing. After six months, I lost 90lbs strictly by eating right. Dr Mehran set up the surgery. But, I lost more weight than expected and my health improved. I was taken off my meds. I wanted to end the cycle of losing and gaining weight. After the surgery, I continued my diet and walked 12-15 miles per week. I lost 150 pounds in a year! I no longer take prescription medicines nor sleep with a CPAP. Dr Mehran prolonged my life for the better. I can’t thank him enough. I’m living a life I couldn’t before! Anthony Saputo
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Anthony Saputo – Jan 10, 2021
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My appointment was right on time [A rarity compared to other MDs I've seen in the past. His staff is polite and knowledgeable. Dr. Mehran took the time to go over all options, but suggested that I first speak with his Nutrissonist to see how weight I could shed without surgery.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Dec 18, 2020
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I have never ever had such an amazing experience with a Dr. Dr. Mehran and his staff are so amazing. They made sure that I was highly informed and knew exactly what to expect. From the nutritionist that he recommended it was education, having informed expectations and getting into the right mindset. He made sure that I was comfortable with the surgery that we chose together. He checks on you through the process and will communicate through text too that makes it easier. He worked with me and my PCP to get done what I needed before surgery. I just had my 2 week check up and everything is great. The only thing I wish I did differently was have this done sooner. I have never felt in such good hands as with Dr. Mehran. Thank you for giving me the tool to-change my my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Oct 03, 2020
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Best experience ever. All appointments leading up to surgery were amazing. 2 days in hospital and he was there visiting and amazing bedside manner. Every question I had I will text and within just a few I have it answered. 8 months out 110 pounds down. Call him. Stop waiting.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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10 people found this helpful
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Melissa Clark – Aug 15, 2020
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Dr Mehran is just a great guy along with Yvonne at his office. They run an organized office, very professional and personable. I'm glad I decided to go with him for my surgery. I'm only 7 days past VSG surgery but I've been seeing him for 10 months in total. He is one of those people who doesn't need to make anything complicated. Easy going and experienced. You can't go wrong.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
No results
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vivian – Aug 14, 2020
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So far my experience is the team there is they are extremely professional and thorough. Stay tuned as I am new to Dr Mehran's family!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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David – Aug 14, 2020
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My experience with University Bariatrics was 100% excellent. The doctor answered all of my questions and made me feel great about the decision I was making. I saw the doctor the morning of my surgery and he also came to visit me that night as well. The next two days in the hospital he checked up on me to see how I was doing before discharging me. Yvonne in the office has been very helpful. The questions that she does not have the answers too, she double checked with the doctor. I really enjoyed my experience. My only regret is that I wish I did this sooner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Suzan – Jul 18, 2020
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Was extremely impressed with Dr Mehran hitting all marks with expectations. Timeline exceeded my wildest expectations. Surgery went well and I was feeling great immediately. Recovery was a breeze and my life is so much better now. I would highly recommend, that if someone is considering this surgury do not put it off any longer, and let Dr Mehran perform this for you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Velazquez David – Jul 17, 2020
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I've had two consultations with Dr. Mehran regarding a sleeve. I appreciate his professionalism. He takes pause to listen to your questions and the time to ensure the answers are presented in a way easily understood. I was informed thoroughly and felt no pressure to proceed further than consultation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 12, 2020
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My initial visit to Dr Mehran this year was one of comfort, as I was referred to him in confidence by my trusted primary Internist. I found Dr Mehran to be professional, personable & thorough with clear communication and direction. I can now safely move forward with my PreOp and planned surgery. Thank you Dr Mehran!
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What could be improved
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Steve Cohen – May 16, 2020
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Dr. Mehran is very welcoming, and went way above and beyond what I expected. Would highly recommend Dr. Mehran!
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What could be improved
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Patricia Ronen – May 02, 2020
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I am four years out from surgery and I couldn’t be happier Dr Mehran is just a great doctor I had a five-star experience.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Larry Freed – May 01, 2020
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Had my gallbladder removed earlier this week by Dr. Mehran – couldn’t be happier with the easy procedure! In and out the same day, and I appreciated that he wanted to see me again before I was discharged. I felt very well taken care of and all of the nurses sang his praises. Highly recommend! Also being able to text the office was super convenient!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 07, 2020
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Unfortunately, I see a great many doctors because of several medical issues. I saw Dr Mehran one time and can honestly say I have never been more impressed with any doctor. It was very apparent Dr Mehran is smart and on top of his profession. He is friendly and personable, but perhaps the most impressive characteristic was Dr Mehran's ability to listen and address the specific issues which I raised. He is one doctor I wouldn't mind seeing continuously.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Greg Meade – Jan 31, 2020
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Very informative Just inquiring tooK the time to explain and would recommend Dr Mehran! Staff very Pleasant and very helpful! When the time comes his the Doctor!
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What could be improved
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Catharina Foley – Jan 26, 2020
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Dr. Mehran was my choice for gastric by-pass surgery. I chose him first, because I felt comfortable with him! He is straight forward, kind, funny, efficient, reachable whenever needed, and most importantly a wonderful surgeon! He answered all my questions and never rushed me. He requires that you be responsible for your process and that is a blessing. My surgery was a success, I had no pain after, and was taking NO pain meds after day 2. Dr. Mehran is there for you before, during and after!
What went well
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What could be improved
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MC – Jan 10, 2020
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I love Dr. Merhan! His sense of humor put me at ease. He’s very professional and is willing to answer any question and I asked some odd ones. He did a great job with my surgery and I had no problems at all. I felt very well cared for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jennifer – Dec 20, 2019
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Dr. Mehran is an experience surgeon and did a great job. He was thoughtful and caring and was ready to answer all my questions. His office team was always very helpful as well.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Dec 20, 2019
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There is so much to say! I will try to I keep it short. Dr. Mehran has an excellent bedside manner and that is not easy to come by with surgeons. He and his staff are responsive, nice, helpful, and accommodating. The staff I spoke with at St. John’s said he is great. He is great! Post op my nurse friend told me she would have surgery with him just based on the short interaction she had with him!!! He had plenty to be frustrated with during my initial post op period and he never let on a smidge that he may have been irritated! I trust him with my life. I will be having a second surgery with him coming up soon. I’m very pleased that I have a choice and that I chose him. Thank you Dr. Mehran and Yvonne!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Brigitte – Aug 09, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Mehran's practice is devoted to minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. The name University Bariatrics reflects his goal of combining the...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
University of California-San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1995
University of California-San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1994
Duke University School Of Med
Medical School
1990
Brown University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Persian

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Southern California Super Doctors, 2013-18
  • American College of Surgeons, Young Surgeons Award, 2005
  • Southern California Super Doctors, 2010-13

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Member
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Amir Mehran, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Amir Mehran, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mehran frequently treats Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure, Obesity, and Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mehran treats.

Where is Dr. Amir Mehran, MD's office located?

Dr. Mehran's office is located at 227 W Janss Rd Ste 320, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Amir Mehran, MD speak?

Dr. Mehran speaks Farsi and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Amir Mehran, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Mehran has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

University Bariatrics

University Bariatrics (Main)227 W Janss Rd Ste 320 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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University Bariatrics (Oxnard)1700 N Rose Ave Ste 430 Oxnard, CA 93030
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University Bariatrics (Woodland Hills)22600 Ventura Blvd Ste 104 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

St. John's Regional Medical Center

Oxnard, CA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)