Our Services

General Surgery

General surgeons at St. Mary High Desert Medical Group provide a full range of surgical care, including the latest minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques. The department offers surgical expertise in treating complex gastrointestinal, pancreatic and biliary disorders as well as common conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, breast disease, gallbladder surgery and hernias.

Conditions and Treatments

Our surgeons provide a full range of consulting, diagnostic and treatment services, including:


  • Laparoscopic gallbladder removal
  • Open and laparoscopic ventral and inguinal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Splenectomy (open and laparascopic spleen removal)
  • Stomach surgery
  • Liver and pancreatic surgery
  • Laparascopic treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other swallowing disorders


  • Benign and malignant diseases of the breast
  • Sentinel node biopsy, breast biopsy
  • Lumpectomy, mastectomy


  • Colon surgery for cancer, diverticulitis and other conditions
  • Minimally invasive colon surgery
  • Rectal surgery for cancer, hemorrhoids and other conditions


  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and thyroidectomy

Skin Cancer

  • Sarcoma and melanoma excision and resection
  • Sentinel node biopsy