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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

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Ralph Maeda Jr., MD, FACS

Specialty
  • General Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
English
Address
South Orange County Surgical Medical Group.
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Primary Office

Address
South Orange County Surgical Medical Group.
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 364-1007
Fax
(949) 364-1007

More Information

Website
www.mission4health.com
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of Southern California- Los Angeles, CA
    • Residency
      University of California- Irvine, CA
    • Residency
      LAC/USC Medical Center- Los Angeles, CA
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Southern California native, Dr. Maeda attended University of Southern California where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1979, where he was inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Maeda completed his General Surgery Residency at University of California, Irvine in 1985.

    He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Maeda has served as Chief of the Special Care Unit and was a member of the Board of Directors and Surgical Executive Committee at Mission Hospital. He maintains certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support.

    Breast cancer has touched Dr. Maeda closely and he is frequently sought by other physicians when facing this disease. He is dedicated to being involved with breast cancer survivors groups.

    As a general surgeon, Dr. Maeda also performs operations to treat abdominal hernias, gallbladder disease, colorectal cancer and benign conditions using laparoscopic-assisted techniques, skin cancers, and the full spectrum of surgical disease.