SAN FRANCISCO SURGICAL MEDICAL GROUP
3838 California Street, Suite 616
San Francisco, CA 94118
2100 Webster Street, Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94115
Pictured (from left):
Yanek Chiu, M.D., FACS, FASCRS*
Michael Abel, M.D., FACS, FASCRS*
Laurence Yee, M.D., FACS, FASCRS*
Jeffrey Sternberg, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Michelle Li, M.D., FACS*
T. Philip Chung, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Peter Volpe M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Thomas Russell, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Recognized on the  Top Doctors 2014 list.
SAN FRANCISCO SURGICAL MEDICAL GROUP (SFSMG) is San Francisco’s premier surgical
group specializing in colorectal, general and laparoscopic surgery. Our primary focus is on
diseases of the abdomen. Though based primarily in two San Francisco locations, we have
long appreciated the opportunity to care for North Bay patients and are excited to have
recently opened an o;ce in Greenbrae to better serve Marin.
We provide comprehensive care ranging from the management of complex abdominal and
gastrointestinal conditions to colorectal cancer screening. The scope of our practice includes
treatment of abdominal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, gallbladder disorders,
gastroesophageal reflux, hernias, endocrine disease and anorectal problems. Our surgeons
are pioneers in laparoscopic abdominal surgery and in the use of new techniques for treating
hemorrhoids, anorectal fistulas and pilonidal disease.
Our practice was established in 1939, and we take pride in our history of surgical excellence
and leadership. We strive to maintain those standards set by our founders and past
associates. We are proud of our heritage, our specialty training and our dedication to patient
care. Members of our sta; speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Tagalog and Spanish.