Temple Community Hospital, a fully accredited medical institution, has been caring for patients from around the world for more than half a century. Temple Community Hospital has been a partner in our alternative to hysterectomy for the past fifteen years.
Growing and changing with the times to meet the challenges of the next millennium, the Hospital is proud to work with Dr. Tirso del Junco Jr, a doctor who provides women with an alternative to hysterectomy for fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis and ovarian cysts.
Temple Community Hospital
Temple is a 170-bed acute care facility, centrally located in Los Angeles. It is a fully accredited hospital by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO), and continues annually to meet all compliance and patient safety requirements.
The medical staff and patients at the hospital reflect the ethnic diversity of the surrounding community making Temple an institution that truly understands the needs of the community it serves. This staff will be able to answer any questions you may have, and of course, Dr. del Junco Jr. will be available to answer any questions related to FAS, the alternative to hysterectomy, fibroids, endometriois, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, or concerns about complications.
The Admitting Department has developed procedures to make your admission to Temple Community Hospital as quick and convenient as possible. Your admission will be arranged by the Institute’s staff prior to your arrival.
Items needed for admission:
- All medical insurance information
- Required identification
- Necessary documents as advised by the doctor.
- Pajamas or nightgown
- Personal toiletries
- Panty Girdle
We suggest that you do not bring jewelry or other valuable possessions as we can not assume responsibility for them. However, if necessary, we have a vault on premises for limited storage.
Any medications you bring with you should be turned over immediately to your nurse. While you are an inpatient, medication not prescribed by your attending physician may not be taken, and will be returned to you at the time of your discharge. Please let your physician know of the medications you are taking to avoid incurring an adverse reaction to those that are prescribed or administered during your stay.
Before, During and After Surgery
Before the Operation
Prior to surgery, all patients are required to sign an authorization for the surgery. Unmarried patients under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian’s signature.
Except for pre-operative medications, all food, drink and other medications will be withheld after midnight on the day of your surgery.
If you are scheduled to be admitted to the hospital on the day of your surgery, you must arrive at least two hours prior to the surgery time.
During the Operation
Surgery at Temple Community Hospital is performed in one of our six modern, fully equipped Operating Rooms. During the course of your operation, Dr. del Junco Jr. will be assisted by an assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist, registered nurse and additional necessary support staff.
After the Operation
Immediately following surgery, you will be taken to the Recovery Room, where you will receive continuous nursing care until you return to your hospital room.
The hospital has five Nursing Stations, staffed by Registered Nurses (RN’s), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN’s), Nursing Assistants, and a Nursing Supervisor on duty 24 hours per day. If you have concerns or questions, each nursing unit has a Charge Nurse on duty at all times to address those issues.
Our on-site laboratory is in operation 24 hours daily, performing a wide range of routine and emergency testing. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment.
Our Radiology Department is a fully-staffed diagnostic facility. We can provide for an array of services, from basic X-rays and mammograms to state-of-the-art CAT (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
FAS patients remain at Temple Community Hospital 3-4 nights and are given comfortable and spacious private accommodations that welcome a guest should a family member wish to spend the night. Dr. del Junco Jr. recommends that, if possible, someone come and stay with you. Moral support helps tremendously in the recovery process.