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New surgeon treating stomach concerns

Physicians

HANFORD – A new general surgeon has joined the Adventist Health team to help address a growing number of stomach and intestinal issues in the Central Valley.

Dr. Michael Morell is partnering with Dr. Satish Kesava, board-certified thoracic surgeon, to build a Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Center of Excellence. Dr. Morell will focus on endoscopy, hernias and advanced minimally invasive esophageal gastric and intestinal surgery, while Dr. Kesava will continue to tackle general and thoracic issues, such as acid reflux disease.

Dr. Morell has a bachelor's in biological science; a medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California; and a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy from Gunderson Health System in Wisconsin. He completed the general surgery residency program at University of California Irvine.

Dr. Morell will care for patients at three locations: Hanford Medical Pavilion, 125 Mall Dr., Ste. 213, with a phone number of 559-537-0290; Adventist Health Physicians Network in Visalia, 107 N. Hall St., Ste. B, with a phone number of 559-730-2000; and Adventist Health Medical Office - Hanford Specialty, 1025 N. Douty St., 3rd floor, with a phone number of 559-537-537-0170.