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San Francisco Surgical Associates

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General Surgery, Colorectal, Laparoscopic and Endocrine

Surgical Excellence – Compassionate Care - Specialist Expertise - Serving the Bay Area Since 1939

San Francisco Surgical Medical Group is a state-of-the-art surgical practice comprised of surgeons spanning the fields of colorectal, endocrine, laparoscopic, and general surgery. Our surgeons have all completed intensive speciality training at leading Centers of Excellence. Our surgeons perform procedures laparoscopically, using minimally invasive techniques, wherever possible, for conditions ranging from gallbladder removal to hernia repair to thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.

Our Surgeons

Yanek S. Y. Chiu, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Yanek S. Y. Chiu, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon and Clinical Professor of  Surgery at UCSF.  Dr. Chiu received his MD from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency training at  Boston University Medical Center. This was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in colon and rectal []

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Michael E. Abel, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Chair, Department of Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center

Director, Colorectal Cancer Center of Excellence Program

Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Michael E. Abel, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF. He serves as Chair of the Department of Surgery at CPMC and Director of the Colorectal Cancer Center of Excellence Program. Dr. Abel earned his MD from Case Western Reserve, completed []

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Laurence F. Yee, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Director, Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center

Laurence F. Yee, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor of  Surgery at UCSF. He also serves as Director of the Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Program at CPMC.  Dr. Yee  received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh, completed his general surgery residency training at UCSF, and thereafter a []

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Jeffrey A. Sternberg, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Surgical Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, California Pacific Medical Center

Jeffrey A. Sternberg, MD, FACS, FASCRS  is a general and colorectal surgeon, Assistant Clinical Professor of  Surgery at UCSF, and Surgical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at  CPMC.  Dr. Sternberg graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College. Following medical school at the University []

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Michelle L. Li, MD, FACS

General & Endocrine Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery, CPMC

Michelle L. Li, MD  is a  general and endocrine surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery at CPMC. Dr. Li received her MD from University of California, San Diego and completed her general surgery residency at UCSF. Dr. Li has extensive expertise in the treatment of benign and []

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T. Philip Chung, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Director, Colorectal Cancer Surgery, CPMC

Site Director, Northern California Colorectal Collaborative

T. Philip Chung, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF. He is also Site Director of the Northern California Colorectal Collaborative and Director of Colorectal Cancer Surgery at CPMC. Dr. Chung earned his MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of []

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Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon. Dr. Talbott received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She then completed general surgery residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Oregon Health & []

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Testimonials

Best possible experience! I experienced nothing but kind, compassionate, care from the moment I walked in the door until the moment I left.

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News

Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD Joins San Francisco Surgical Medical Group

We are pleased to announce that Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD, a general and colorectal surgeon, has joined our practice. Dr. Talbott received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She then completed general surgery residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Talbott has extensive expertise and experience in treating benign []

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Patient Portal

The patient portal is a free service for both patients offering a secure and confidential way to:

  • Send a message to your surgeon
  • Request an appointment
  • Refill a current medication
  • View your lab results including comparisons with past results
  • View electronic health information when available online
  • View upcoming appointments
  • View information about past visits
  • Refer a friend, relative or acquaintance to one of our surgeons

If you are a new or prospective patient and do not have any account, you will be asked to create one.

Patient Portal Sign In

Note: The patient portal is a third-party tool operated by Brown & Toland Physicians. The patient portal is for routine requests and communication. We strive to respond to messages within 24-48 hours during normal working hours and the next 1-2 days after weekends and holidays.  For urgent matters, please call the office directly at (415) 668-0411 and for emergencies, please call 911.

Locations

We have three convenient San Francisco locations in Pacific Heights, Laurel Heights, and the Mission District.


Pacific Heights

2100 Webster St. #520
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 923-3020
Fax: (415) 441-7486
Parking is available in the garage on Clay Street

 

Laurel Heights

3838 California St. #616
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 668-0411
Fax: (415) 668-6352
Parking is available in the garage in the building,
enter on California Street between Cherry and Arguello

Mission District

1580 Valencia Street
Suite 607
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone 415-213-7971
Fax 415-285-2833
Parking is available in the garage on San Jose Avenue between Guerrio and Valencia