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Andrea French MD, FACS
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Andrea French MD, FACS

(707) 725-9832
Primary Specialties
  • General Surgery
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Humboldt Medical Specialists
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Group

Primary Office

Address:
St. Joseph Hospital Medical Group
3307 Renner Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540
Phone:
(707) 725-9832
Fax:
(707) 725-7247
Hours:
Please call Dr. French's office for exact office hours.
Web Page:
HumboldtMedicalSpecialists.com

Physician Bio

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.

Education

  • Medical School:
    Medical Doctor - Valhalla, NY, New York Medical College
  • Residency:
    General Surgery Residency - Philadelphia, PA, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship:
    Advanced Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery - Oakland, CA, Alta Bates Summit Hospital

Associations

  • American Medical Association

Areas of Interest

  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Procedures
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Wound Care