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Dr. Andrea French was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She
obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science from Colorado State
University, and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from San
Jose State University. After receiving her Master’s degree, she
moved to Valhalla, New York where she graduated with an MD from New York
Medical College in 2003. She began her General Surgery residency at University
of California, San Francisco/Fresno in 2003 and completed it at Abington
Memorial Hospital Philadelphia in 2008. Although interested in all aspects
of general surgery, she found most enjoyment in laparoscopic general surgery.
In 2009 she completed an additional year of training as a Minimally Invasive
Surgery/Bariatric Surgery Fellow at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center,
Oakland and Berkeley.
Dr. French is Board Certified in General Surgery and has been a Fellow
in the American College of Surgery since 2010. She practiced as a general
surgeon and wound specialist in the Bay Area from 2009 – 2014 prior
to moving to Fortuna to find a better work/life balance. In addition to
her general surgery practice in the Bay Area, she worked as a Healogics
™ certified wound and hyperbaric medicine specialist in a Healogics™
wound clinic. Although her practice includes the broad spectrum of general
surgery including, but not limited to gallbladder disease, endocrine disease,
hernias and breast surgery, she has a special focus in the minimally invasive
surgery for colon cancer and benign colorectal disease. Dr. French’s
experience also extends to minimally invasive solid organ surgery such
as laparoscopic adrenalectomies and splenectomies and minimally invasive
anti-gastroesophageal reflux procedures. In addition, she has extended
her practice to include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic intervention
such as colonoscopies and endoscopies. Her surgical practice centers around
a patient focused experience and she strives to ensure each patient is
truly supported during their whole surgical journey.
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