Dr. Christian Swanson, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Swanson
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Mercy Medical Group

1730 Prairie City Rd # 120 Folsom, CA 95630

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(916) 351-4800

Dr. Christian Swanson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Folsom, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from St Louis U, School of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Swanson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Gallbladder Removal more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery includes breast augmentation and breast reduction, which can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, as well as breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Surgical Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Mastectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Mastectomy more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Excision of Breast Tumor
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Excision of Breast Tumor more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 50% of their peers

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 68% of their peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Swanson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Hernia Repair more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Swanson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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 Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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%!!!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Rick S. in Elk Grove, CA – Dec 31, 2015
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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, 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.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1991
University of California Davis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
St Louis U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Folsom- Specialty Care1730 Prairie City Rd # 120 Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Of Folsom

Folsom, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average