Terms of Use

Purpose of the Site

This website is operated and managed by the San Francisco Surgical Medical Group. Information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. As the needs of each patient are different and each medical situation is unique, patients should consult their personal physician to determine how information presented in this site pertains to their specific situation. Use of the website and online services, is subject to your agreement with all of these terms and conditions. San Francisco Surgical Medical Group may modify these terms and conditions at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified terms and conditions on this website.

Confidentiality and Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. We do not gather any Protected health information (PHI) on this website; that is, any information about health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care that can be linked to a specific individual. Patients may communicate with our surgeons and staff in a secure and confidential way through a third-party tool, the Patient Portal, operated by Brown & Toland Physicians.

We monitor traffic on the site through cookies and use analytics to analyze our effectiveness in providing health information, to answer consumer questions, and to improve the site. This regular monitoring does not provide us with personal information such as names or addresses of users.

Accuracy and Completeness

Due to advances in technology and medicine, you are encouraged to confirm the information on our site with other reliable sources. Corrections and additions will be made as allowed by the availability of time and resources.

Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained on this site, all content provided here or reachable by links from this site is supplied “AS IS” without warranty of quality or accuracy of any kind. Neither the San Francisco Surgery Medical Group nor any author contributing to this site is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information.

Health-related information posted on the site has been reviewed and approved by our surgeons at San Francisco Surgery Medical Group physicians and other health experts at trusted sources such as the NIH, NCI and NIDDK.

Links to Other Sites

Links to other websites are provided as a service to our users and do not imply endorsement by San Francisco Surgical Medical Group. The San Francisco Surgery Medical Group is not responsible for the content of these websites.