Dr. Christian Swanson, MD

Dr. Christian Swanson, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Christian Swanson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Folsom, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Mercy Medical Group

1730 Prairie City Rd # 120

Folsom, CA 95630
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Swanson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hernia Repair
very high
more than 97% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 97% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Swanson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swanson "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. "

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

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66  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart 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
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swanson to family and friends
24 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

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...more
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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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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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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...more
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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....more
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