The Premier Surgical Practice In The Central Valley

Valley Surgical Specialists



Coordinated Care

Integrity. Compassion. Commitment.

These values, combined with our team’s extensive medical training, surgical skills and philosophy to patient care, have made Valley Surgical Specialists the pre-eminent and most sought-after surgical practice in the San Joaquin Valley. The result is more than your traditional doctor-patient relationship but an interwoven partnership focused on achieving long-term and lasting health.
  • Expert Care

    For more than two decades, patients throughout the Central Valley have relied upon and trusted Valley Surgical Specialists for our expertise, surgical skill and unique approach to patient care. We are board certified physicians offering a full-spectrum, multi-specialty surgical practice focusing on general, breast, vein, advanced laparoscopic and robotic, thoracic, oncologic, and elective surgeries. Importantly, all of our surgeons continue to receive additional training in their areas of expertise.
  • Patient-Focused Care

    It is the foundation upon which our practice and reputation have been built. Focused solely on the needs of the patient, VSS has built a culture that puts patient care and the patient experience above all else. From making physicians and hospitalists available 24/7, including weekends and holidays, to ensuring consultations are never rushed and all your questions are fully answered, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent patient experience from the initial consultation, through surgery, and follow up.
  • Surgical Hospitalists

    Surgical needs and emergencies are not predictable, but we most certainly are. Our surgical hospitalists ensure that emergency consultations and questions are addressed promptly. As part of your VSS team, we have on-staff surgical hospitalists, available at Community Medical Centers, a state-of-the-art area healthcare facility, who are invaluable in delivering a continuity of care and 24/7 coverage that allows us to be there for each and every one of our patients.
  • A Network Of Health

    Should we feel that you would benefit from a referral to a tertiary care center, our contacts with major university programs allow us to facilitate timely consultation and provide the best patient care. Importantly, we are proud to be affiliated with Community Medical Centers and a member of the Santé Health Foundation, which is dedicated to educating and improving the overall health and well-being of our community.

Our Specialties

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about our providers and the areas of surgery in which we specialize. In many instances, we have been pioneers in their development and improvement. Our commitment to quality has led the way in patient satisfaction, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries. We look forward to seeing you.

General Surgery

VSS is the Central Valley’s leading group of board certified general surgeons with more than 100 years of combined experience in every aspect of general surgery.

Diseases of the Breast

Doctors Gumina and Gardikas are co-directors and founding board members of the renown Radin Breast Center.

Laparoscopic & Robotic Expertise

Employing minimally invasive technologies to provide the highest level of care and a speedy recovery.


A common procedure, surgery to remove the gallbladder using robotic or open techniques, relieves pain and prevents future attacks.


Addressing a tear in the wall of the abdomen, surgical hernia repair minimizes discomfort while helping you return to an active lifestyle.

Cancer Surgery

Decades of experience including but not limited to breast, colorectal, stomach, intestinal tract, skin, thoracic, thyroid, pancreatic and other cancers.

Thoracic Surgery

Focused on the treatment of the esophagus, rib cage and diaphragm.

Colo-Rectal Surgery

Using laparoscopy, we target and remove polyps, cancers, and address symptoms caused by diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


Focusing on the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands for benign and malignant disease.

Pavilion Vein Center at VSS

One of the only venous specialists in the Central Valley, Dr. Gumina brings over 20 years of experience to the treatment of spider veins, varicose veins and venous leg ulcers.

Contact Us

782 Medical Center Drive East, #101
Clovis, California 93611

Monday – Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm
Phone Number: (559) 256-4111

For general inquiries, please email Laurie Curry
For billing inquiries, please email Vickie Arballo

A Member of Community Foundation Medical Group, Part of Santé Health Foundation