About Us

Our History

San Francisco Surgical Medical Group was founded in 1939 by Robert A. Scarborough, MD,  a colorectal surgeon who twice served as President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The practice has a long history of surgical excellence by top Bay Area surgeons including Donald M. Gallagher, MD, another past president of ASCRS,  Willis C. Schaupp, MD, Peter A. Volpe, MD and Thomas R. Russell, MD.  Today, our surgeons proudly carry on their tradition of surgical excellence, professional dedication and commitment to patient care.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate state-of-the-art surgical care utilizing the most innovative proven surgical techniques.

Our Staff

Our staff has one primary goal—your utmost care!   They stand ready to answer any questions regarding your surgical care and any concerns you may have.

  • Knowledgeable professional staff in all offices, dedicated to making your visit pleasant and productive
  • Most have been with the practice for more than 5 years, many more than 10 years
  • Highly-skilled schedulers who will arrange for your procedure, provide all necessary instructions and greatly reduce the stress by coordinating the process
  • Fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog