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Clinical Programs

Breast Surgery

Directed by Dr. Judy Luce (medical oncologist), the Breast Clinic is a multidisciplinary program which treats women with benign and malignant breast disease. The most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are combined with humanistic care of our patients.

San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 3M
San Francisco, CA 94110

For appointments, please call (415) 206-8673

General Surgery

The General Surgery Clinic evaluates and manages patients with diseases which potentially require surgical intervention. Diseases such as abdominal wall hernias, symptomatic gallstones, tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and intra-abdominal tumors are common conditions which are routinely treated in the General Surgery Clinic. Our surgeons focus on treating the whole patient and not the individual disease. Close coordination is maintained with the referring physician and appropriate specialty physicians in the pre-operative evaluation and postoperative management of the patient.

San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 3M
San Francisco, CA 94110

For appointments, please call (415) 206-8673

Plastic Surgery

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery service is directed by Scott L. Hansen, M.D. The service treats a wide spectrum of disorders, including: Upper and lower extremity reconstruction, facial fractures, complex wounds and pressure sores, breast reduction and reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, acute burn care and burn reconstruction, and complex hand surgery. Our hand service manages congenital deformities, acquired hand disorders, as well as traumatic hand injuries.

San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 3M
San Francisco, CA 94110

For appointments, please call (415) 206-8673

Colorectal Surgery

The Colorectal Clinic is directed by Dr. Laura Goetz. The clinic focuses on the treatment of patients with benign and malignant diseases of the anus and rectum. The spectrum of disease includes anorectal fistulas, anal warts, anal fissures, anal ulcers, hemorrhoids and anorectal tumors.

San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 3M
San Francisco, CA 94110

For appointments, please call (415) 206-8673

Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic Surgery Clinic is directed by Dr. Arthur Hill. This clinic evaluates and treats patients with diseases of the chest wall, pleura, lung, tracheobronchial tree and esophagus. Dr. Hill is Board Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chairs the San Francisco General Hospital Cancer Committee.

San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 3M
San Francisco, CA 94110

For appointments, please call (415) 206-8673

Trauma Surgery

One out of three people will suffer a traumatic injury during their lifetime. SFGH has the only Level 1 Trauma Center available for the over 1.5 million people living and working in San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. The SFGH Emergency Department is a 24-hour service licensed by the State of California and fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) as a Comprehensive Service Level I department to provide emergency and trauma care. San Francisco General Hospital provides 24-hour comprehensive emergent, urgent and non-urgent care to 65,000 adult and pediatric patients annually.

Level I Trauma Program

The Level I Trauma Center was established at San Francisco General Hospital in 1968. The Level I Trauma Center at San Francisco General Hospital is the ONLY Trauma Center in the City and County of San Francisco. In addition, the Trauma Center is the provider of Trauma care for the Northern portion of San Mateo County and thus has a service area of 1.5 million people. In 2014, the Trauma Center treated over 4,200 trauma patients.

The center is staffed by outstanding faculty from the University of California at San Francisco who conduct research to improve patient outcomes through surgical techniques, care modalities, and injury prevention. Unique programs include the Traumatic Brain Injury Program, the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, and the SF Wraparound Project.

Vascular Surgery

The Vascular Surgery Clinic treats referral patients with diseases of the arterial and venous systems. Diseases of the arterial system imclude carotid artery stenosis, aortoiliac and femoral popliteal occlusive disease and arterial aneurysms. Diseases of the venous system include varicose veins, deep venous insufficiency, deep venous thrombosis and venous stasis ulcers. Patients with end-stage renal disease who require vascular access for chronic hemodialysis are also evaluated in the vascular clinic. Close coordination between the vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists and the referring physicians is a key component of the vascular clinic program.

San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 3M
San Francisco, CA 94110

For appointments, please call (415) 206-8673

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