SUTTER SOLANO MEDICAL CENTER

  • 300 HOSPITAL DR, VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA, 94589, PHONE: 707-554-5280

How Surgeons at This Hospital Perform, by Procedure

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An individual surgeon who performs this procedure at this hospital.

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At least one surgeon performing this procedure has a high adjusted rate of complications.

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Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement
Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic
Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column
Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column
Prostate Resection

Prostate Removal: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

Cervical (Neck) Spinal Fusion: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

How we calculated these rates: Guided by top researchers and doctors, ProPublica used Medicare data from 2009-2013 to identify cases where a patient died in the hospital or had to be readmitted within 30 days for a problem related to one of these elective procedures. We then calculated complication rates for surgeons, carefully accounting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. These rates are calculated using data from Medicare records, which do not include patients with private insurance or in another program like Medicaid. A surgeon’s rate spans all hospitals at which he or she operates and is not unique to a given hospital. Read our methodology »

Important: Some surgeons may no longer be operating at this hospital.

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Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.54)

Replace diseased knee joint with an artificial knee. The most common reason for a knee replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

JOHN DIANA »
Performed Procedure 298 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.8%
JOHN BURTON »
Performed Procedure 20 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.1%
TEODORO NISSEN »
Performed Procedure 57 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.4%
DOUGLAS DENNIS »
Performed Procedure 40 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.5%
JOHN KOFOED »
Performed Procedure 42 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.8%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

JOSEPH CENTENO, FERDINAND CALINAWAN, FRANKLYN SEABROOKS

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Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.51)

Replace diseased hip joint with an artificial hip joint. The most common reason for a hip replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

JOHN DIANA »
Performed Procedure 214 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.0%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

TEODORO NISSEN, DOUGLAS DENNIS, JOHN BURTON, FRANKLYN SEABROOKS, JOSEPH CENTENO

The following surgeons also perform procedures at a hospital that has misattributed surgeons’ identities, so we are not reporting their results:

JOHN KOFOED

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Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ICD-9-CM code 51.23)

Minimally invasive gallbladder removal. This is performed most commonly when gallstones are blocking the flow of bile. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

HAROON MOJADDIDI »
Performed Procedure 23 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.1%
BEHROUZ JAMNANI »
Performed Procedure 20 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.1%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

PETER LEONI, RONALD BIESELIN, ROBERT LANFLISI

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column and Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the back of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.07)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the back portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

JASON HUFFMAN »
Performed Procedure 31 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
Low
Medium
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.5%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

ROGER SHORTZ

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column, Posterior Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the front of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.08)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the front portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

SANTI RAO »
Performed Procedure 20 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.6%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

ROGER SHORTZ

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Prostate Resection

Other transurethral prostatectomy (ICD-9-CM code 60.29)

The resection and removal of a portion of the prostate through the urethra. This is most commonly done because of an enlarged prostate that may be restricting the flow of urine. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

MARK SILVERT »
Performed Procedure 20 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
Low
Medium
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.1%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

EDWARD WANG, EDWARD LEVIN

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