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Christian Swanson, MD

Dr. Swanson is a general surgeon in the Sacramento area. He is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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236 doctors
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236 doctors
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118 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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48 doctors
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48 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Swanson saw hyperparathyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more drug allergies patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw thyroid cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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35 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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56 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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25 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw goiter patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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59 doctors
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58 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw varicose veins patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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27 doctors
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26 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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238 doctors
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238 doctors
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118 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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45 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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25 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Swanson saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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124 doctors
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124 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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118 doctors
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118 doctors
Top 5%
58 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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117 doctors
Top 15%
117 doctors
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58 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more acid reflux patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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67 doctors
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66 doctors
Top 5%
33 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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245 doctors
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244 doctors
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122 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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19 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw more diverticulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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277 doctors
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276 doctors
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138 doctors
Dr. Swanson saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Swanson’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
16%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Swanson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Swanson’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Swanson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Swanson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Swanson’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
75%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Swanson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Swanson’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Swanson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Swanson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Swanson’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
92%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Swanson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Swanson’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Swanson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Swanson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Swanson sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Mercy Medical Grp A Service of Dignity Health Med Foundation
3000 Q St
Sacramento, CA 95816
1,597 miles away
Office
1730 Prairie City Rd
Folsom, CA 95630
1,582 miles away

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Credentials
  • UC Irvine Medical Center
    RESIDENCY
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Swanson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mercy General Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Mercy Hospital of Folsom
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Woodland Memorial Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield