The roots of our practice were planted in the East Bay community in 1960 by Dr. Arthur Stanten. In 1987, he was joined by his son, Dr. Steven Stanten, who became one of the leading laparoscopic surgeons in the Bay Area. The vision of our group is to provide the community with a single practice that can meet all general surgical needs. Currently First Surgical has seven board certified surgeons with advanced training and practice in surgery specialties.
We offer expertise in all fields of general surgery including oncology, colorectal, hepato-biliary, endocrine, breast and dermatological disease processes.
We provide excellence in advanced minimally invasive procedures as many of our surgeons completed advanced laparoscopic fellowship training, and we offer robotic assisted procedures.
We established the only Bariatric Center of Excellence in the East Bay in 2004, with life changing results already witnessed in over two thousand bariatric patients.