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At NORCAL Advanced Laparoscopy, we believe that the key to your best health is not just our own expert judgment but also listening and comforting our patients. We want to make them feel involved and motivated in the success of their treatment and to keep what they’ve gained through surgery for the long term. We base our success not just on the surgery itself but on the health of our patients long after they undergo the procedure.

To learn more about our laparoscopic surgeons, click on the links below:

  • Gary Grinberg, MD, FACS
  • Steven C. Patching, MD, FACS
  • Please visit our Testimonials/Photo Gallery section to see how our patients’ lives have been transformed by NORCAL Advanced Laparoscopy.

    To learn more about us or the advanced surgical solutions we provide, please speak directly with our friendly staff in Sacramento, CA at 916-568-5564. Or use our online Request an Appointment form.

    GARY GRINBERG, MD, FACS

    GARY GRINBERG, MD, FACS - Sacramento, CABoard-Certified: American Board of Surgery
    Fellow: American College of Surgeons
    Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
    Special Interest: Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

    “While surgical techniques have progressed and revolutionized, one fundamental truth remains: We must treat all patients with respect, dignity and compassion. By training at the world’s most renowned surgical center, the Mayo Clinic, I learned the latest surgical skills and deeply engraved that truth into my practice. I treat all my patients as if they were my wife, my father or my brother.

    “As physicians, we strive for excellence in every aspect of our practice. Whether it be learning and perfecting the latest and safest treatment of obesity or the care with which we listen to our patients and the timeliness of our appointments, these factors combine to create what we know as quality care. To achieve such high quality, we do not limit ourselves to being just surgeons, but we extend our attention and time to treat the whole patient – medical, behavioral and surgical sides.

    “Patient safety is our number-one concern. Every one of our patients receives a meticulous evaluation and preoperative conditioning program before they are cleared for surgery. It is also our priority to clearly and frequently communicate with referring physicians. By forming a strong partnership with each patient’s primary care doctor, we ensure that our patients receive complete care and achieve the best and safest outcomes.”

    Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Internship: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    MD: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
    Memberships: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Sacramento Surgical Society, Mayo Clinic Priestley Society
    Hospital Appointment: Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center

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    STEVEN C. PATCHING, MD, FACS

    STEVEN C. PATCHING, MD, FACS - Sacramento, CABoard-Certified: American Board of Surgery
    Fellow: American College of Surgeons
    Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Liege, Belgium
    Bariatric Center of Excellence: American College of Surgeons

    “I believe in mixing old-fashioned medicine with state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical techniques. By old-fashioned, I mean that my patients always see me and I don’t keep them waiting. I spend a great deal of time listening to them and answering their questions. I believe that the patient’s needs always come first.

    “We are very proud of our advanced laparoscopic program, which was one of the first private programs in California. Today we are one of the few programs offering complex surgeries using a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach.

    “Our bariatric program does not rush people into surgery. Instead, we have an extremely effective program of cryosurgical conditioning that helps patients prepare for their procedures. They learn to eat smarter and healthier. They participate in exercise programs that are practical and fun. By the time they undergo surgery, they are in better shape than they’ve been in years. And they have a better chance of getting the results they want, safely.

    “We also have the most comprehensive and effective follow-up program. We follow every patient lifelong to make sure they maintain a healthy weight for years. That’s how we achieve such low weight-gain recurrence rates. I tell my patients that we will grow old together.”

    Additional Training: Bariatric Surgery, Stanford University; Laparoscopic Banded Gastroplasty (FDA-authorized), Legacy Hospital, Portland, OR
    Preceptorship: University of Tennessee (first US program to receive certification from American Society of Bariatric Surgery)
    Residency: General Surgery, University of California, Davis, CA
    Internship: Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center
    MD: University of California, Davis School of Medicine
    Memberships: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Medical Association, California Medical Association, Sacramento Surgical Society, Sacramento Medical Society
    Co-Founder: Sutter Center of Progressive Endoscopic Surgery (SCOPES), Sutter Hospitals, Sacramento, CA
    Hospital Appointments: Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery, Sutter Medical Center; Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California, Davis School of Medicine; Former Chief of Surgery, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

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    To schedule a personal appointment with Dr. Grinberg or Dr. Patching please call 916-568-5564.

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