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New General Surgeon Joins Emanuel Specialty Care - Surgery

New General Surgeon Joins Emanuel Specialty Care - Surgery

Turlock, CA— A general surgeon with advanced training in colorectal surgery has joined Emanuel Specialty Care – Surgery.

Dr. Zhong Wang comes to Turlock most recently from the Southern Illinois University of School of Medicine where he completed a Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery. Before that, he completed his surgical residency training at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York from 2006 to 2012.

“I chose to specialize in surgery because as a surgeon you can make an immediate impact,” Dr. Wang said. “Surgeons solve problems quickly and for patients our work has an immediate effect and reward when you treat an injury, remove a cancer or remove the source of an infection.”

Dr. Wang will see general surgery patients as well as colorectal patients. He has advanced colorectal training under the guidance of eight colorectal surgeons, and performs minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic colon resection and robotic colorectal surgery. He also does screening, surveillance and therapeutic colonoscopy.

“The diseases of colon, rectum and anus are very common,” he said. “They range from minor conditions such as hemorrhoids, constipation, rectal bleeding and fissures, to major diseases such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease.” 

Originally from Sichuan, China, Dr. Wang received his Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1994 from the West China University of Medical Sciences, and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2000 from the same university. From 2000 to 2006, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. And after Pennsylvania and Illinois, he’s looking forward to settling down in California.

“Turlock is a nice town to raise my family, and I like the weather,” he said. “Since there is no colorectal fellowship-trained surgeon in this area, I’m looking forward to bringing my skills to serve the people here.”

Dr. Wang is married and enjoys tennis.

Emanuel Specialty Care – Surgery is located inside the Emanuel Cancer Center at 880 E. Tuolumne Road, Suite 201, in Turlock. The telephone number is (209) 664-5070. 

Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 403-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services, surgery, and hospice services.

For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.

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