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Sansum Clinic Foothill Surgery Center

Foothill Surgery Center Specialties

Our surgeons and staff are specially trained and equipped to perform general surgery as well as all procedures and operations in these specialties:


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ENT (Ear Nose Throat)/Otolaryngology

Our Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Department provides expert medical and surgical service to patients with conditions or diseases of the head and neck, including the ear, nose, mouth, sinuses, larynx and pharynx.

General ENT Procedures:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • Ear Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Myringotomy Tube Placement
  • Pediatric ENT
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vocal Cord Surgery

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General Surgery

Board-Certified Surgeons

Our team is comprised of expert surgeons, each of whom is board certified in general surgery, colorectal surgery, or vascular surgery. Our surgeons actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the surgical profession through their memberships in numerous professional associations and shape new surgeons through their roles as medical school educators and clinical residency instructors. Surgery Department members take pride in their dedication to excellent patient care.

Conditions We Treat with General Surgery

Sansum Clinic surgeons provide advanced surgical care and techniques, including minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic surgery and other procedures including:

  • Laparoscopy Procedures- Cholecystectomy, Hernia Repair
  • Breast Cancer Biopsy- Mastectomy
  • Cyst removal
  • Melanoma Excision
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • EVLT
  • Hemorrhoidectomy

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Board-Certified OB/GYNs

Our board certified obstetrical and gynecological (OB/GYN) physicians and surgeons are devoted to primary care and reproductive medical care for women. We provide age-appropriate care to all women throughout the lifespan, from adolescents to older adults.

OB/GYN procedures include:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Therapeutic Dilatation and Curettage
  • Endoscopic Endometrial Ablation - Novasure
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Salpingo-oopherectomy
  • Cone Biopsy
  • LEEP Procedure
  • Tubal Ligation

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As part of Santa Barbara’s only multi-specialty eye care center, our ophthalmology specialists and surgeons are able to meet all of the needs of our community. That includes access to the Santa Barbara area’s only full-time glaucoma specialist. In fact, we perform more eye surgeries than any other provider in the region, with specialties including:

  • Cataract Removal (Phacoemulsification)
  • Intra-ocular Lens Placement
  • FEMTO laser assisted Cataract Removal
  • Intraocular Stent Placement
  • Glaucoma Procedures
  • Oculoplastic
  • Pediatric Strabismus Repair 

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Our Orthopedics Department's includes highly trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including damage to bones, spine, muscles, tendons, ligaments or joints.

Orthopedic procedures include:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction - with allograft and autograft
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy- knee, shoulder, elbow and small joints
  • Arthrotomy
  • Manipulation of Joint under Anesthesia (MUA)
  • Meniscectomy
  • Tendon Repair- Rotator Cuff, Achilles Tendon
  • Labral Repair - SLAP, Bankhardt
  • Colles Fracture Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release- Endoscopic (ECTR) and open
  • Ligament Repair
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Fractures

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Pain Management

Our fully licensed Pain Management Physicians utilize innovative state-of-the-art medical and intervention pain treatments to ease or eliminate pain and teach patients the skills that make coping with pain more manageable in order to regain control of their lives.  

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Median Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation

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Specialists in our Podiatry Department assess, diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems including injuries and conditions of the joints, bones, ligaments, nerves and muscles. This includes acute and chronic problems from sports-related injuries to heel pain, ingrown nails, bunions, warts and gait-related issues. Surgical solutions may include:

  • Bunion Repair/ Bunionectomy
  • Hammertoe Repair
  • Osteotomy
  • Repair of soft tissue trauma of the foot and ankle
  • All forefoot implant arthroplasty
  • Arthrodesis of metatarsal and tarsal joints

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Our Urology specialists are committed to providing excellent urologic treatment for men, women and children.

Board-Certified Urologists

Our board-certified urologists and their dedicated support staff offer personalized care in a comfortable and confidential setting. We offer state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care in the diagnosis and treatment of urological problems in all areas of urology including:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Trans-urethral Stent Placement
  • ESWL - Extra Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Laser Assisted Stone Removal
  • TURBT - Trans-urethral Resection of Bladder Tumor
  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Circumcision
  • Ureterostomy  

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