Adventist Health Sonora | Health Living | Summer 2020

6  Healthy Living • WHEN YOU NEED SURGERY, we know you want to get home and back to your life as quickly as possible. That’s our goal for you too. The general surgeons at Adventist Health Sonora will provide personalized solutions. Our team is trained to know what approaches can give you the best outcome and fastest recovery. In many cases, that means they’ll use less-invasive techniques that can result in less pain and shorter hospital stays. What do general surgeons do? General surgeons are surgical experts trained in a wide range of procedures. Our talented team offers surgical treatments for conditions like: •  Cancer •  Gastrointestinal problems •  Hernias •  Skin and soft tissue disorders Is it safe to have surgery now? Adventist Health Sonora has been working hard to make it safe to have surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve set up drop-off and pick-up areas in front of the hospital. We’ll escort patients to and from their car so that the driver can remain in their vehicle. And we’ve limited visitors. All of our staff members are wearing masks, and we’re physically distancing whenever possible. These steps are in addition to the infection control measures we take every day, pandemic or not. Your safety is our top priority. Surgical solutions, personalized care Carlos Alvarez, M.D. Dr. Alvarez treats patients with hernias, gallbladder issues and reflux conditions. He also treats colon and breast cancers. He sees patients at Mountain Medical General Surgery and Rural Health Specialty Care. Peter Oliver, M.D. Dr. Oliver provides treatment for abdominal, breast, soft tissue, skin and malignant disorders. He sees patients at General Surgical Associates and Angels Camp Family Medical Office. Kimberlee Reed, M.D. Dr. Reed treats conditions such as breast cancer, gallbladder disease, hernias, gastrointestinal cancers, soft tissue growths and more. She sees patients at General Surgical Associates. William Stone, M.D. Dr. Stone cares for patients with a wide range of surgical needs, including endoscopy, dialysis access, cancer treatment and more. He sees patients at Mountain Medical General Surgery and Rural Health Specialty Care. Sherry Sumner, P.A.-C. Sumner is a board- certified physician assistant who specializes in general surgery. She helps patients understand their surgery, assists in complex surgeries and follows patients’ recoveries. She sees patients at General Surgical Associates. Meet our general surgeons Make an appointment General Surgical Associates 536-5750 Angels Camp Family Medical Office 736-0249 Mountain Medical General Surgery 536-5755 Rural Health Specialty Care 536-5135