general surgery

Our Team


Tejveer Dhillon, MD

Tejveer 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

Dr. 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.


Mitchell A. Goettman, DO

Mitchell A. Goettman, DO, has joined Adventist Health Physicians Network in Yuba City. Dr. Goettman is a board-eligible general surgeon, providing compassionate and restorative health care through general surgery and laparoscopic procedures.

He completed osteopathic medicine school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and served as Chief Resident during his General Surgery Residency at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Dr. Goettman served a two-year mission in Sacramento where he translated for the Hmong community and provided support for their awareness and education of a variety of health concerns, including Hepatitis B.

When not at work, Dr. Goettman enjoys a variety of hobbies, including hiking and running, as well as spending time with his wife and children.