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Meet Our Robotic Surgeons

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a condition traditionally requiring an extensive and invasive surgical treatment, it's reassuring to know that more advanced and less invasive treatment options are available. You also have peace of mind knowing your Dignity Health da Vinci surgeon has the training and technology at his or her fingertips to offer you the full benefits of these procedures.

Dignity Health Sacramento-area hospitals are known for compassionate and technologically advanced care, including our full range of minimally invasive surgeries. In keeping with that tradition, our surgeons are specially trained in the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System—a robotic surgery technique that offers patients less pain, scarring and post-operative complications, plus shorter hospitals stays and faster recovery.

Sacramento's Robotic Surgery Specialists

Click below to learn more about our skilled da Vinci surgeons and their passion for patient care.

Cardiac Surgery

  • Allen Morris, MD
  • Frank Slachman, MD

Colorectal Surgery

  • James Conner, MD
  • Ranganath Pathak, MD
  • David Rodriguez, MD
  • Jeanne Yu, MD
  • Peter Zegarra, MD

Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Rana Khan, MD

General Surgery

  • Scott Braley, MD
  • Afshin Eslami, MD
  • Jack Friedlander, MD
  • Joelle Jakobsen, MD
  • Joshua Jones, MD
  • Thiru Rajagopal, MD
  • Benjamin Shadle, MD


  • Nathan Allen, MD
  • Larry Bowen, MD
  • Jenifer Burkhalter, MD
  • Jeffrey Cragun, MD
  • Mary Finegan, MD
  • Tatiana Fromlak, MD
  • Wesley Hilger, MD
  • Jacqueline Ho, MD
  • Olivia Juhn, MD
  • Tanya Maagdenberg, MD
  • Joseph Marchesani, MD
  • Thomas Melchione, MD
  • Christina Mora, MD
  • Timothy Phelan, MD
  • David Scates, MD
  • Eve LaValley Willsey, MD
  • Mark Zhang, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Priyal Dholakiya, MD
  • Kevin Elliott, MD
  • Wiley Fowler, MD

Thoracic Surgery

  • Trevor Williams, MD


  • Samuel Chan, MD
  • Brian Golden, MD
  • Julia Golden, DO
  • Ashraf Haddad, MD
  • Javid Javidan, MD
  • Dennis Lee, MD
  • Brian Naftulin, MD
  • Uday Poonamalee, MD