Adventist Health and Rideout Bariatric, and Breast Surgery Clinic Team

Tejveer Dhillon, MD

Tejveer-Dhillon-MDTejveer Dhillon, MD, graduated from Yuba City High School as Valedictorian ten years ago, and now returns to the community as a General Surgeon at Adventist Health and Rideout Bariatric and General Surgery. Dr. Dhillon was highly awarded during his studies at Albany Medical School and the University of California, Davis (Magna Cum Laude) where he earned several prizes including the American College of Surgeons Resident Trauma Paper Competition (2014) and the Dean’s Letter of Scholastic Excellence. A published researcher, Dr. Dhillon recently completed a fellowship and residency at the University of California, Davis, specializing in general surgery and trauma critical care

Arturo Garcia, MD

Arturo-Garcia-MDDr. Arturo Garcia, General and Bariatric Surgeon, completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and general surgery residency at UC San Francisco, East Bay. More recently, Dr. Garcia completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Garcia provides general and bariatric surgery service within Adventist Health and Rideout Medical Foundation and at Adventist Health and Rideout Regional Medical Center. For an appointment, call (530) 749-2409.

Flora Varghese, MD

Flora Varghese, MD, brings to Adventist Health and Rideout Bariatric and General Surgery her clinical and research experience as a surgeon. Board Certified, Dr. Varghese has published research papers on breast cancer. She completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas in 2006. She has worked in rural Texas, the Indian Health Service in Oklahoma and at the University of California San Francisco where she was a Fellow and Surgeon. A native of Texas, Dr. Varghese recently added to her knowledge by completing studies in Health Management after serving in the United States Air Force at medical facilities in Japan, England and Qatar.

Kendra Look, FNP-C, Surgical Weight Loss Center, MBS Coordinator
Bariatric Nurse Practitioner

Kendra-Look-FNCPKendra Look joined Adventist Health and Rideout General Surgery as the coordinator of the Surgical Weight Loss Center in June of 2017. She previously worked as a bariatric nurse practitioner at Northeast Surgery of Maine prior to relocating to the west coast. She also has experience in Internal Medicine, having served as a primary care provider to the adult and geriatric populations before transitioning to the bariatric specialty. Kendra is an avid yogi and CrossFitter, and enjoys spending her free time exploring all that California has to offer.

Kathryn MacLean, RD, Surgical Weight Loss Center, Bariatric Dietitian
Nutrition Program Dietitian

Kathryn joined Adventist Health and Rideout as a clinical dietitian at Rideout Hospital in 2014, and transitioned to the nutrition program in our Primary Care Clinics in 2015. She has provided nutrition counseling to patients at multiple primary care clinics, helping them implement dietary changes to help manage their weight, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and more. Currently she is the dietitian at Adventist Health and Rideout Primary Care on Plumas Street. More recently, Kathryn has also taken on the role of Bariatric Dietitian, helping to develop the surgical weight loss program here at Adventist Health and Rideout. In her spare time Kathryn is working toward a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine, and enjoys yoga, hiking, kayaking, cooking, creating new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.