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.

First Surgical Office Locations

Oakland Office
365 Hawthorne Ave, #101
Oakland, Ca 94609
Ph# 510-465-5523
Fax# 510-832-6061

Berkeley Office
2999 Regent St #700
Berkeley, Ca 94705
Ph# 510-486-0818
Fax# 510-486-0819

Hayward Office
27001 Calaroga Ave, #4
Hayward, Ca 94544
Ph# 510-732-5731
Fax# 510-732-5739

Chinatown Office
388 9th St #218B
Oakland, Ca 94607
Ph# 510-839-0298 
Fax# 510-839-4389

Bariatrics Office (Summit South)
3100 Summit St, #2600
Oakland, Ca 94609
Ph# 510-869-8972
Fax# 510-869-6989


Comprehensive Cancer Center
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Ph# 510-204-1634
Fax# 510-204-5749