General Surgery

At Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates, we offer diverse surgical services and lasting solutions to restore health. Coupling decades of experience with a proven track record of successful outcomes, the specialists at our surgical center are dedicated to helping every patient improve their well-being.

General Surgery Available

From treatment for skin cancer to intervention for internal medical issues and emergency services, our team offers several general surgical procedures, including:

Our specialists offer advanced laparoscopic and Shouldice hernia repair, which reduces post-surgery discomfort and allows patients to return to their normal activities as soon as possible.

The Shouldice procedure can only be performed on Inguinal hernias and is a natural tissue technique, using the patient’s own tissue instead of a synthetic mesh.
Dr. Hege Johnsen has performed the Shouldice PROCEDURE since 2012.

We treat patients with gallstones and remove gallbladders using advanced laparoscopic technology. We provide minimally invasive solutions for quick recoveries.

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is now considered the standard surgical approach for treatment of severe GERD.  GERD is increasingly prevalent and costly, and it may affect as much as 20% of the US population.

Our surgeons offer treatment for non-cancerous medical conditions affecting the breasts, including fibrocystic breast changes, cysts, fibroadenomas, and mastitis. In cases where more serious conditions, including malignant tumors, have been identified, our surgeons work closely with your primary care physician to determine the best course of care. 

Early diagnosis and proactive treatment are critical factors in preventing the spread of skin cancers. If you’ve been diagnosed or are at risk of developing skin cancer, visit Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates. From biopsy to excision, our specialists treat patients with melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

We offer stomach surgery to treat conditions such as stomach cancer, ulcers, pyloric sphincter motility, dysphagia, and stomach dumping.

Many conditions can prompt the need for intestinal surgery, including infection, inflammatory disease, and acid reflux disease. Our specialists use advanced laparoscopic surgery to resection and restore intestinal health

For patients receiving chemotherapy or other medications intravenously, our surgeons work with your oncologist and primary care physician to place a portacath for improved delivery of medication.