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Epic Care Physicians Named San Francisco Magazines ‘Top Doctors of 2019’!

Congratulations to Epic Care’s very own, Drs. Tyler Kang, Medical Oncologist, and Gopal Sachdeva, Radiation Oncologist for being recognized as Bay Area’s Top Doctors of 2019!

Each year, San Francisco Magazine partners with Castle Connolly Medical LTD, a health care research and information company to ask medical professionals, hospital executives, and county medical societies to nominate their own ‘top docs’.

With thousands of providers in the local area, what an honor to be counted among the best in the bay!

For more about Dr. Kang, please click here and for Dr. Sachdeva, please click here

To read the SF Magazine article click here

Epic Care Colon & Rectal Surgeon Performs First Robotic Surgery Of Its Kind At John Muir Health!

Since joining Epic Care late in 2018, Colon & Rectal Surgeon, Dr. Guevara has demonstrated his place as an integral part of the East Bay’s healthcare community. Dr. Guevara provides quality and state-of-the-art colorectal surgery, such as his recent robotic procedure –

the first robotic trans anal resection of a rectal lesion (TAMIS) at John Muir Health Medical Center, Walnut Creek using the DaVinci Xi Intuitive Robot.

The Robotic TAMIS is a safe and effective method for excising the lower rectal neoplasia with a wide range of anatomical measurements and is one of many colorectal robotic surgeries now performed by Dr. Guevara at local John Muir health hospitals and the San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

For patients seeking colorectal surgery, Dr. Guevara welcomes the opportunity to meet with you directly for a consultation or second opinion. For questions or more information, please call Dr. Guevara and our new Walnut Creek practice          (925)391-2220.




See who joined Epic Care in 2018!

For a complete list of new Epic Care MDs in 2018 click here

Weight Loss Surgery – San Ramon

Join Dr. Aileen Murphy for a Complimentary Weight Loss Surgery Seminar.

Weight Loss Surgery – Concord

Join Dr. Diane Kwan for a Complimentary Weight Loss Surgery Seminar.


Epic Care Welcomes Its Newest Physician to the team

We are pleased to introduce our most recent addition:

Medical Oncology & Hematology

Sudhathi Chichili, MD

Epic Care Welcomes Its Newest Physician to the Team

We are pleased to introduce our most recent addition:

Breast Surgery

Carolyn Parma, MD

Epic Care Physicians Ranked Among the Best

We’re proud to support our local community and stay on the cutting edge of technology and education – this includes recognizing the great work of our multispecialty physicians both in and out of the operating room. See below for more:

Recently, Dr. Rockson Liu, an Epic Care General Surgeon, presented a webinar entitled Robotic Surgery Across the Complexity Spectrum of Hernia Repair. The live web broadcast and discussion was part of the global surgical educational series — Hernia Night in America— sponsored by Intuitive Surgical.

Dr. Liu specializes in minimally invasive hernia repair, foregut, adrenals, and abdominal surgeries. More, Dr. Liu is the director of the distinguished Robotic Hernia Mentoring/Case Observation site at Alta Bates Summit – the first and only training facility on the west coast for surgeons to learn advanced, robotic-assisted hernia repair techniques using the cutting edge da Vinci Xi system.

And his commitment doesn’t stop there.

In January 2019, Dr. Liu will join other prestigious surgeons as this year’s keynote speaker for the Intuitive Surgical National Convention where he will share his experience and expertise in advanced hernia repair to company representatives from all around the country.

Please join us in recognizing Dr. Liu for his unwavering commitment to medicine, education, and his patients’ success. For more about Dr. Liu, please click here.

The Bariatric Endoscopy Surgery Trends (BEST) Metabolic Surgery Conference was held earlier this year in Pune, India.  The highly-acclaimed event boasted an international faculty with some of the most accomplished and skilled pioneers in surgical medicine, including Epic Care General Surgeon and bariatric specialist Dr. Ajay Upadhyay.

Over several days, many of the worlds most experienced surgeons shared cutting-edge clinical innovations, trends, and techniques with their surgical colleagues. Sixteen live procedures were performed and broadcasted, including Dr. Upadhyay’s delivery of a live laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

While there, Dr. Upadhyay also served as a moderator panel chairperson and was selected to present the keynote session on robotic bariatric surgery and a second video on robotic redo procedures.

According to Dr. Upadhyay, “It was a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the foremost providers in our field.” And he added with a chuckle, “The food was really good too!”

As a General Surgeon, Dr. Upadhyay brings decades of expertise to Epic Care’s growing multi-specialty group. His additional areas of practice include Laparoscopic and Robotic Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery. Moreover, Dr. Upadhyay just completed his 500throbotic surgery — a significant milestone in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) practice and a true testament to his dedication to medicine, and more, his patients.

Congratulations to Dr. Upadhyay for his achievement and for his role in the BEST Metabolic Surgery Conference. For more about Dr. Upadhyay, please click here.

Dr. Irene Lo Featured on FOX 2 KTVU

Epic Care’s General Surgeon, Dr. Irene Lo, was featured on FOX 2 KTVU for her involvement with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

To watch the video click play below:

Epic Care Welcomes Its Newest Physicians to the Team

We are pleased to introduce our most recent addition of physicians:

Breast Surgery

Vivian V. Le-Tran, DO

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Salvador G. Guevara, MD, FASCRS


Epic Care Welcomes Its Newest Physicians to the Team

We are pleased to introduce our most recent addition of physicians:

General Surgery

Anthony Chan, MD


Stacey Logan, MD

Primary Care

Kruthika Proddatoori, MD

Epic Care Welcomes Its Newest Physicians to the Team

We are pleased to introduce our most recent addition of physicians:


Susan Eile, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Bassem Said, MD

Primary Care

Steven Kaplan, MD

Jana Tomsky, MD