Thomas Scherer, FACS

Thomas Scherer, FACS

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Thomas Scherer, FACS is a general surgery specialist in Hanford, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Midwestern Univ Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med in 1983 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.Read his story

125 Mall Dr Ste 213

Hanford, CA 93230

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
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Top Care Areas

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 95% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Thomas Scherer's bio

This content was provided by Thomas Scherer "Thomas R. Scherer, DO., FACS -- Board Certified Surgery 1995 to present Experienced General Surgeon with 30 years in practice. Total performed surgeries to date: Approximately 20,000 procedures. Decorated Peace Time Veteran, Medical Corps (MAJ) 1984-1988, Medical Officer/Flight Surgeon at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, Served as an emergency physician, as an assistant in the operating room, as a flight surgeon on a temporary basis at U.S. Army Hospital, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Supervised care of U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team during winter training sessions, Supervised care of many aviators, to include those in Apache helicopter Test Program, Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Additional experience as an emergency physician for Spectrum Emergency Care, ns. and Yuma Care Center Medical Training, Residency, Internship: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1979-1983 D.O. Degree; Phoenix General Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona; Midwestern University (PGY3-5) Chicago, Illinois. Extensive trauma and critical care experience in a Level One (1) Trauma Center. A broad experience in endoscopic procedures, G.I. and vascular access, and parenteral nutrition. Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 1983-1984 *Three hospitals for training: Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, 325 bed hospital in the inner-city of Chicago, Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center, 210 bed general hospital and Level I Trauma Center for Southern Cook County, Oak Forest Hospital, 1000 bed acute chronic care hospital, affiliated with Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Scored in top 5% Nationally on In-service Training (conducted by Fred Rogers, M.D., now Trauma Director, University of Vermont). Chief Resident Surgery 1991-1992 Hospital Privileges: Adventists Medical Center, Hanford, California Sept 2011-present and in excellent standing. Hospital Offices: MRG/Director General Surgery Call group Adventists Medical Center, Hanford, Ca 2012-2019; Chief of Surgery, Adventists Medical Center, Hanford 2015 to present; Vice Chief Surgery Adventists Medical Center, Hanford, CA 2012-2014, Chief of Staff at Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Chief of Surgery and Trauma Director 1992- 2008 Licensure: California 2011 to present; Oregon, 1992 to present; Illinois, 1989-1995; Arizona, 1984-1992; Ohio, 1983-1986 Practice Experience 1992 to present. Broad spectrum rural general surgery practice including endoscopy, head and neck, vascular, breast, thoracic, abdominal, gynecologic (including cesarean sections), and trauma. (Including Split Thickness Skin Grafts), Porcine Xenografts, Routine laparoscopic procedures that I perform are: Lap-Cholecystectomy, Lap-Nissen Fundoplasty, Appendectomy, Open and Lap Ventral Herniorrhaphy, Tubal Sterilization, Hysterectomy and Ovarian Procedures, Tubal Gestations, Laparoscopic Colon Procedures, and ABD wall reconstruction-Component Separations; One of two surgeons supporting two hospitals, one of which was a level III trauma center; Adventist Medical Center Hanford rep 2011 to present Clinical Appointments: Associate clinical Professor Surgery: OHSU Medical Students Rural rotation 2007-2011 Madras, Oregon: Loma Linda University Family Practice residency Hanford, CA 2011-2015: AT Still University Associate Professor Surgery 2012-2015 Loyola University of Chicago 1975-1979 B.S. Biology; Medical Education: "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Thomas Scherer "Treat each patient as you would treat a member of your own family. Compassionate care, striving for excellence. Never settling for second best."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated

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71  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cystectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • 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 Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Loyola University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Midwestern Univ Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Doctor's Hospital-Columbus, Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Phoenix General Hospital, AZ and Midwestern University Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Military Duty Flight Surgeon US ARMY 1984-1988
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Thomas Scherer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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Thomas Scherer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Thomas Scherer to family and friends
32 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Thomas Scherer's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

El Mejor doctor. Muy bueno. Muy bien persona y muy intelligente. Todo fue muy bien. El habla Espanol, un poco pero se entienda.
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I prayed for cure and got a wonderful surgeon, and a good Christian man. I feel blessed.
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I am very content with Dr. Scherer and his surgical ability. I am a very satisfied patient and will continue to recommend to family and friends that need his knowledge and skill. Sincere thanks to this fine experienced surgeon.
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Worst Surgeon !!!!! Thanks to adventist Nurse we asked for 2nd opinion , and I was home the 2nd day I didn't even require a surgery . As per Dr Scherer I needed a gastric resection. I will report this medical board this man should not be able to practice medicine. ETHICS !!!!!! DONOT trust this...more
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Very good, knowledgeable surgeon. Very satisfied.
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