Travel Program

Your Health, Your Hospital

Marina Del Rey Hospital is renowned for the superior medical services it provides. Thousands of patients from all over the country, including famous professional athletes, opt for our world-class medical care annually. Because we are known as a destination hospital, we have special programs which can greatly simplify your travel arrangements.

The Best Anywhere

At Marina Del Rey Hospital, we believe we offer the best medical care available anywhere for bariatric, spinal and other surgical specialties.

Start-to-finish Service

Transportation, lodging, insurance negotiations our travel concierge handles it all because you deserve surgical excellence without the hassle.

Distance Is No Object

Professional athletes from across the USA trust us with their bodies – their livelihoods. Our travel program can help you do the same.

Marina Del Rey Hospital is a West Coast leader in minimally invasive procedures made possible by the technological leap in robot-assisted surgery. Marina Weight Loss is one of the few centers in Los Angeles to be recognized as a Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery. We are selective in regards to the services we provide, but our highly skilled medical professionals perform the procedures our hospital offers with utmost care and dedication.

You Deserve Surgical Excellence

The aim of our travel program is to facilitate your access to our services. You can now travel easily to benefit from the spinal, orthopedic, weight loss and minimally invasive surgical procedures the nation’s top specialists affiliated with our hospital offer. We will promptly connect you with one of our surgeons so that you can discuss the specifics of the intervention you need to undergo.

If you are interested in our travel program, please contact the Patient Liaison at 310.823.8911.

Choose Marina Del Rey Hospital

Marina Del Rey Hospital takes pride in working with world-renowned specialists and surgeons who can guide you towards the most effective diagnostic and treatment procedures, thus ensuring the most satisfactory outcome for your condition. Our experienced medical professionals will provide you with excellent services and complete postoperative care so that you can experience a thorough recovery with minimal risks of complications. Your quality of life will improve substantially and you will progressively reclaim your health after you benefit from the superior skills of our specialists.

Marina Del Rey Hospital is the first option for numerous patients from all across the U.S. who have heard about the faultless medical services our specialists and surgeons offer. Thousands of patients who choose to travel for our innovative surgical procedures are successfully treated at Marina Del Rey Hospital every year. We were voted ‘Best Hospital’ in 2013 in recognition of the high-quality services our medical professionals relentlessly provide and our hospital was also awarded a safety score of “A” in 2015 for our community’s efforts to permanently ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients.

Hundreds of professional athletes who have the luxury of choosing any doctor in the world are willing to entrust their bodies and professional livelihoods to the Marina Spine Center. The talented and skilled orthopedic spine surgeons Marina Del Rey Hospital has to offer, successfully treated numerous famous professional athletes, including:

  • Jason Pierre-Paul, the New York Giants’ defensive lineman, who underwent a herniated disc surgery in 2013
  • Jonathan Quick, the Los Angeles Kings’ goaltender, who was also treated for a herniated disk in 2012
  • Ahmad Bradshaw, the Indianapolis Colts’ running back, who underwent a microscopic discectomy for a herniated disk in 2013
  • Brady Quinn, the St. Louis Rams’ quarterback, who underwent back surgery in 2013
  • Eric Milton, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ left-hander, who was treated for a herniated disk as well in 2009

Marina Weight Loss is recognized as a Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), being one of the few medical centers in Los Angeles that were able to meet the strict guidelines in order to obtain this prestigious certification. Our accreditation is renewed every three years and thus we strive to achieve excellence in all aspects of the services our bariatric center provides.

Our weight loss center is equipped with innovative technology and the specialized procedures performed by our renowned bariatric surgeons are always safe and effective due to the utmost attention we pay to the wellbeing of our patients. Dr. Mona Misra, who has performed over 5,000 bariatric, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries, and Dr. Jeremy Korman, board-certified in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery and also the director of our bariatric program, are two of the most experienced, professional and talented bariatric surgeons at Marina Del Rey Hospital.

Marina Del Rey Hospital is a West Coast leader in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Robotic surgery can be successfully employed for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions and injuries with considerably reduced risks of postoperative complications and a short recovery period. Our well-trained surgeons, who specialize in this minimally invasive procedure will recommend you the most effective and low-risk treatment approach for your condition.

The state of the art da Vinci Surgical System, with the aid of which robotic surgery is performed at Marina Del Rey Hospital, entails the insertion of several metallic robotic arms with a fiber optic camera attached in the problematic region of the body, which the surgeon permanently controls from a console. It entails major benefits for both the patient and the surgeon, implying a higher degree of dexterity and precision, which significantly lowers the risks associated with traditional surgery. Marina Del Rey Hospital is also the first Los Angeles medical center to perform a single-site hysterectomy with the use of the minimally invasive da Vinci Surgical System.

Our travel concierge service streamlines transportation and hotel bookings, making a trip from almost anywhere nearly effortless and surprisingly affordable. The primary purpose of our travel program is to facilitate the access of patients who live outside of California to the services we provide.

We constantly strive for improvement and believe distance should not represent an obstacle in receiving excellent medical assistance and care. This is how Marina Del Rey Hospital’s travel program came to be. If you live in a different state and are willing to opt for the superior services our highly skilled specialists can provide, you can now do it considerably easier. All you have to do is contact us and we will do the best we can to help you by promptly making the arrangements you need and permanently keeping you posted.

Marina Del Rey Hospital accepts multiple insurance plans for the majority of the interventions provided by our surgeons and specialists. We are currently contracted with the following insurance providers:

  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • Medicare
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Vivity
  • PPN
  • Axminster HMO
  • Access HMO

Our endeavors are aimed at overcoming the obstacles and challenges implied by distance by making the medical services Marina Del Rey Hospital offers available for all patients, regardless of their location. Traveling for a surgical intervention or any other procedure has never been easier with our program. We dedicate our time and effort to facilitating your getting here as much as possible.

All you have to do is contact the Patient Liaison and provide us with details about your location and the procedure you have to undergo and we will immediately make the required arrangements. Once you arrive here, we have no doubt you will be impressed by the medical skills and attentive care we are so well-known for.