Dr. Christian Swanson, MD

Dr. Christian Swanson, MD

General SurgeryMale

General Surgery

Dr. Christian Swanson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Folsom, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY / HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital Of Folsom and Mercy General Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

1730 Prairie City Rd Ste 120 Folsom, CA 95630

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Locations

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group1730 Prairie City Rd Ste 120 Folsom, CA 95630
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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New Patient?
(916) 306-7951

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalGastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swanson

5.0

Based on 25 ratings

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Best General Surgeon with the best bedside manner I have ever encountered in my sixty one years on this planet. Simply the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Douglas Cook in Sacramento, CA – Jun 13, 2019
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Excellent surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. Swanson. He makes you feel like a person not a procedure. He takes the time to explain every detail about the procedure and calmly answer any questions you may have. He has been very kind to me through every visit after my emergency gallbladder removal. It would be awesome if all doctors were as courteous and respectful as Dr. Swanson is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Janet Richmond in Rancho Cordova, CA – Jun 23, 2018
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Just got a Parathyroid gland removal. The surgery was very successful, thanks to Dr. Swanson and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Olivier in El Dorado Hills, CA. – Dec 25, 2017
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I just had umbilical hernia surgery it was my first surgery. The staff of RN’s is amazing they are all very nice and helpful to make sure you are comfortable and Dr. Christian Swanson is the best, he is very professional and very friendly he was awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Jace Wagner in Citrus Heights, CA – Oct 14, 2017
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I saw Dr Swanson as a 2nd opinion for surgery. He was dramatically different from the 1st option surgeon. It took me two days to finally realize their conclusions were similar. This made me realize how important bedside manner was to the patient's overall experience and healing. Dr Swanson has wonderful, positive patient rapport. He listens and explains. I like docs who educate me. I decided he should be my surgeon. This was before I discovered what a fine reputation he has as a surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Sacramento, CA – Mar 24, 2017
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Extremely knowledgeable about my procedure. Answered all my phone calls personally for questions after surgery. Extremely patient and considerate to my questions and decision to have surgery. Very comfortable to be around and has a peaceful calming affect. Would not have used any other surgeon. Dr. Is more than trustworthy. Full of integrity.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Kelly in Folsom, CA – Aug 09, 2016
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In February 2016 Dr. Swanson performed inguinal hernia surgery repair for me at Folsom Mercy. I am so pleased with the entire experience. His skills as a surgeon are excellent as are his professionalism and bedside manner. I felt he listened to my concerns and provided excellent direction and feedback. As I enter the operating room, the head nurse said if I ever had to have surgery, I would want Dr Swanson to perform the surgery. The man also has a great sense of humor. I am back to 100%!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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KBF in Folsom, CA – Jul 05, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr. Swanson for any surgical needs. I found him to be honest, caring, knowledgeable, and professional. He returns phone calls even if you call late at night as I did one time. My surgery was a major surgery and successful, great doctor and surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Sacramento, CA – Jun 23, 2016
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Dr. Swanson has been following my care regarding abnormal breast screenings. Although I did not need surgery (fortunately) I met with him a few times to discuss results and recommended tests, and I was most impressed with his warm and caring bedside manner. He is prompt to respond to any communication you make if you have questions or concerns and he called me about normal results within less than 24 hrs after receiving them. He's very conscientious and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Sacramento,CA – Feb 08, 2016
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Dr. Swanson is exceptional in interpersonal skills, communicating in easy to understand terms of all aspects of upcoming procedure, and I went into surgery with total confidence I was in the right hands. Positive outcome, with zero complications! Highly recommend this wonderful Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Rick S. in Elk Grove, CA – Dec 31, 2015
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Swanson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson treats Inguinal Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Swanson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson treats Umbilical Hernia more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Swanson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Crohn's Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson treats Crohn's Disease more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Swanson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Swanson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Swanson accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Shield of California
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Covered California
Blue Cross Advantage PPO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe it is important to treat every patient with dignity and respect like you would a member of your own family. Medicine is both science and art,...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER
Residency Hospital
1991
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER
Internship Hospital
1990
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY / HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christian Swanson, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (916) 306-7951 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Christian Swanson, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Christian Swanson, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Christian Swanson, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Swanson's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Christian Swanson, MD treat?

Dr. Swanson frequently treats the following conditions: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, and Crohn's Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Christian Swanson, MD's office address?

Dr. Swanson's office is located at 1730 Prairie City Rd Ste 120, Folsom, CA 95630. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Christian Swanson, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Swanson provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Christian Swanson, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Christian Swanson, MD is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Of Folsom and Mercy General Hospital.

Is Dr. Christian Swanson, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Christian Swanson, MD holds board certifications in General Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Christian Swanson, MD have?

Dr. Swanson has over 32 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Christian Swanson, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 5/5 for Dr. Christian Swanson, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Swanson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy Hospital Of Folsom

Folsom, CA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average