Dr. Steven Young, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Young
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Wound Care Center

240 La Casa Via Ste 200 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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(925) 945-6644

Dr. Steven Young, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. He is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Young to book an appointment.

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Dr. Young is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Young's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Young treats Umbilical Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Young treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Young performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Young performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Young performs Hernia Repair more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Young performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Young's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • 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)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • 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
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Young accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dr. Young's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Young

4.5

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
(22)
4 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
(2)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (22)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (22)
  • Listened & answered questions (21)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Long wait times (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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I was so happy to find a doctor with such high ratings but now regret stepping foot into this office. I was trying to get away from another doctor I had who was extremely rude so I could see this doctor, who was kind and polite at first. But at my appointment with Dr. Young, he looked at my body and told me I might want to get something, like a belt, to hold "that" down, referring to my stomach area, or it'll be all over the place. Really? After that, I had no more respect for him and will never return to his office again. He could have politely said that it would be to my advantage to lose "x" number of pounds instead of the way he said it. I am already conscientious about my belly area which as I explained to him was partially due to certain medical reasons. Never again will I put myself through this type of humiliation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Dec 06, 2020
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Dr. Young was recommended to me by one of my Physicians, and also by a neighbor. Upon a consultation with him, he evaluated my condition and gave me good feedback on its status. Dr. Young is professional, friendly, and is also a good listener. He answered all of my pre-op questions which helped me to know what to expect, and to feel more confident going into surgery. After my surgery, I recovered very quickly. Dr. Young is an excellent Surgeon. I will recommend him to my family, and friends who may need surgery in the future.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eva K. – Sep 18, 2020
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Dr. Young was recommended to me by both my family practitioner and my urologist. I met with Dr. Young before my procedure and he gave me a thorough explanation about the condition of my gall bladder and why it needed to be removed. Turns out It wasn’t working anymore and was adhered to other tissue. Dr Young skillfully removed my gallbladder without complications. I quickly recovered and am grateful to have found a surgeon with his ability.
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
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Jeff T. – Sep 14, 2020
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I went to emergency with severe abdominal pain. Tests were done and a gall bladder operation scheduled. Dr. Young did the surgery. After recovery Dr. Young gave a complete rundown of everthing even pictures. He is very easy to talk with very professional and a good sence of humor. I would reccomend him completely to friends, family or anyone else. Dr. Young has earned a 5 star rateing from me for an all around excellent job which has brought my life back to normal. Thank you so much.
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
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Michael Fleming – Sep 13, 2020
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Dr. Young is LITERALLY a LIFE-SAVER! After being discharged from two other ERs, something told me to go to John Muir in Walnut Creek. It turns out that my severe pain was due to a perforated bowel (a life-threatening condition). He thoroughly explained the procedure to my family, was very compassionate, and I was quickly prepped for surgery. I still can’t believe that I didn’t get a colostomy bag! It truly shows how SKILLED he is as a surgeon. Long story short, I was hospitalized for 39 days straight, during that time, he ordered me a colonoscopy which also saved my life. Sadly, I was later diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at age 39; however, if it weren’t for Dr. Young’s quick attention, knowledge and care, I wouldn’t be alive today to make it out of John Muir, and then to get the treatment I needed (chemotherapy and liver surgery), to now be told by my oncologist that there’s “NO EVIDENCE OF CANCER!!” It’s been over a year, and I thank God every day for blessing me with Dr. Young.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C. Super – Aug 06, 2020
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Removed my infected appendix and repaired an umbilical hernia repair! Thanks for being so thorough! You were extremely informative and caring while I was sitting in the ER alone. (from covid restrictions). You made me and my family at ease! Thank you so much! You are a Doc that Rocks!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Susan H – Jun 18, 2020
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Dr. Young is an outstanding surgeon and very personable. I had hernia surgery a few weeks ago and have fully recovered with no problems.
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
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Peter Whitehead in Lafayette, CA – Jun 11, 2019
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Great! Gallbladder removal and a week later get forgetting I had it done! Highly recommend ??
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What could be improved
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May 14, 2019
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Fantastic Surgeon !!! I can truthfully recommend anyone needing hernia surgery using Dr. Young, three weeks after surgery I was playing tennis.
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Mar 21, 2019
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Dr. Young puts you at ease. I had a condition that I was unfamiliar with and Dr. Young took the time to explain exactly what he was going to do. Truly compassionate and very professional. I'm so glad I found his practice through the hospital's referral system.
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C. Austen in Bay Area, CA – Jan 18, 2019
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Wonderful Surgeon. Kind compassionate. Had surgery and feeling much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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San Jose, CA – Jun 23, 2017
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Care Philosophy

"By becoming a surgeon, I knew I could have an immediate and positive impact on patients with serious problems. Being a doctor is the ultimate opportunity...Read more

Biography

Dr. Young received his medical degree from New York Medical College in New York.  He completed his residency in general surgery at St. Barnabas...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
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Does Dr. Steven Young, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Steven Young, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Young frequently treats Umbilical Hernia, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic, and Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Young treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Young, MD's office located?

Dr. Young's office is located at 240 La Casa Via Ste 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Wound Care Center240 La Casa Via Ste 200 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received