General Surgery

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General Surgery

Providing surgical care for the whole patient. This includes making a diagnosis; preoperative, operative and postoperative management of the patient; and the surgical treatment of the: alimentary tract, abdomen and its contents, including the pelvis, skin and soft tissue.

My Experience:

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"In Medical School there are many fields and specialties to explore. However, when you learn about what general Surgery really entails, that's what made me so passionate about this specialty.

'Providing surgical care for the whole patient. The medical community has become more fragmented in many ways, and to know I am in a specialty that looks at the whole body is deeply gratifying."

The future of medicine will exist in a more all encompassing wholistic approach because this is the way the human body functions. The approach of our care has to match the framework of our bodies. This is true healing."

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Dr. Steve Patching
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Mature Woman

I met Dr. Patching in 2018 when my Primary Care Doctor referred me for a hernia consultation. During both visits with him I was so impressed with his kind nature and warm and generous personality. I've really never met a Doctor that I liked almost instantly. I certainly didn't feel that our time together was rushed or cut short in anyway. Instead, I felt he gave me his full attention, and answered all of my questions. Dr. Patching explained the surgery in great detail. I'm so thankful I had the chance to meet Dr. Patching.

JM, July 9th, 2020

*Out of respect for patient privacy, and in compliance and accordance with HIPAA we have used stock imagery to represent our patient's and their experience.  All quotes are in fact from patient's directly.

Common Procedures
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  • Esophageal Surgery

Acid Reflux Surgery, or fundoplication, treats GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD occurs when the muscles of the esophagus do not close the opening to the stomach tightly enough. Acid reflux surgery involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the bottom of the esophagus to tighten the stomach opening.​ Surgical treatment is indicated in approximately 10-15% of patients with chronic heartburn. 90% of our patients successfully come off all ant-acid treatment.

  • Gastrointestinal Procedures
  • Gallbladder

Gallbladder Removal cholecystectomy — is surgery to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ involved in digestion. It holds the fluid (bile) that your liver makes to help break down fat. Cholecystectomy treats gallstonesgallbladder inflammation or infection, and gallbladder cancer.

  • Hernia Repair

Hernia repair is the surgical correction of a hernia. A hernia occurs when an organ or other structure protrudes through a weak area in tissue or muscle. Hernias can bulge into the chest, thigh, groin, or belly button and cause a visible lump. During a hernia repair, surgeons put the protruding organ back in place, then fix the weakened area of muscle or tissue.

Achalasia - Most experience in the greater Sacramento area*

Our center can address most surgical issues of the esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, using advanced minimally invasive techniques.

  • Solid Organ Removal

Hiatal Hernia - Expertise in the treatment of large/complex Hiatal Hernia's.

Splenectomy & Adrenalectomy Removal of organ for a variety of medical issues.

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Sacramento Office

Steve Patching MD