Dr. Christian Swanson, MD

Dr. Christian Swanson, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
21 reviews

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Dr. Christian Swanson, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Swanson is affiliated with Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and Mercy General Hospital....See Less

Mercy Medical Group

3000 Q St

Sacramento, CA 95816
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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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, utilizing cutting edge technology to change a person's life. We must always remember to treat the patient as a whole, not just the disease.
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Dr. Swanson's Experience

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Dr. Swanson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystotomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • UC Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • UC Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swanson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swanson to family and friends
5
based on 21 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Swanson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Sacramento, CA |
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!
in Folsom, CA |
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.
in Folsom, CA |
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%!!!
Sacramento, CA |
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.
Sacramento,CA |
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.
in Elk Grove, CA |
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!
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Dr. Swanson accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 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

Hospitals where Dr. Swanson has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
7500 Hospital Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823
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