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General Surgery

Board-Certified General Surgeon in the Central Valley

Our multispecialty medical practice includes board-certified physicians dedicated to patient health. Our growing practice features primary care physicians as well as specialists, including a general surgeon. General surgery is a surgical specialty, and these physicians are trained to operate on alimentary tract, abdominal contents, breasts, skin, soft tissue, and the endocrine system. A certified general surgeon can skillfully participate in interdisciplinary medical care with physicians of other specialties, particularl, with the doctor who referred you to a general surgeon. A general surgeon is an important member of a healthcare team, and essential to the treatment of patients whose common illnesses can be cured through surgery.

Meet Our General Surgeon, Dr. Stephen A. DeSantis

Dr. Stephen A. DeSantis, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, has more than 30 years of experience in general and trauma surgery. Over the years, De. DeSantis has designed and patented multiple surgical tools designed for less-invasive techniques and better overall patient outcomes. Dr. DeSantis has over a dozen U.S. patents used today involving breast surgery and diagnostics. One of his surgical tools invented and patented for use is his “Hidden Scar” procedure, called an Invuity Retractor. This tool, used from coast to coast nationwide for lumpectomies and mastectomies, allows surgeons to move their incisions to hidden areas. In some cases, it can also spare the breast nipple. Dr. DeSantis is committed to helping patients achieve overall wellness and has proudly helped numerous men and women in need of cutting-edge care.

Need a doctor in Madera? Come to Affiliated Physician Practice. Call today for an appointment at (559) 673-9021, or contact us online.