Brendan C. Visser

Surgical oncologist

Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care Center and Stanford University Medical Center
4.7 out of 5
157 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Sarcoma Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Univ of California San Francisco (2005) CA
  • Medical Education: Univ of California San Francisco (1999) CA
  • Fellowship: University of Edinburgh; Edinburgh Royal (2006)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2006)
  • MD, Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, Medicine (1999)
  • Resident, Univ. Of Calif., San Francisco, General Surgery (2005)
  • Fellow, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK, Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgery (2006)

Honors & Awards

  • John Collins Memorial Teaching Award, Annual faculty teaching award selected by entire body of general surgery residents (2010-2011)
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

3.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Visser is an outstanding surgeon! Never had to take pain medications.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent saved my life.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Visser was excellent. Worth waiting for.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good care was provided.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I consulted w/Dr. Visser briefly for a second opinion; he was professional - but brief - I decided to go elsewhere for my care -

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

He is very knowledgeable, very personable & confidence puts you @ ease. Might be helpful to check in with patient before or after surgery.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

All good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I feel as if I am in great hands with Dr. Visser.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Visser & his PA and all are Life savers and awesome.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

PA was very good. Vissar is great once he arrived.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I appreciate my care provider, Dr. Brendan Visser. The way I look at him, he is sincere, kind and understanding.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr Visser was so good, friendly knowledgeable and reassuring.

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4.7 out of 5
157 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Visser is an outstanding surgeon! Never had to take pain medications.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent saved my life.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Visser was excellent. Worth waiting for.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good care was provided.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I consulted w/Dr. Visser briefly for a second opinion; he was professional - but brief - I decided to go elsewhere for my care -

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

He is very knowledgeable, very personable & confidence puts you @ ease. Might be helpful to check in with patient before or after surgery.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

All good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I feel as if I am in great hands with Dr. Visser.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Visser & his PA and all are Life savers and awesome.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

PA was very good. Vissar is great once he arrived.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I appreciate my care provider, Dr. Brendan Visser. The way I look at him, he is sincere, kind and understanding.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr Visser was so good, friendly knowledgeable and reassuring.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I am not sure how I feel about this provider. I have had less than 15 minutes of interaction with them it is hard to determine how I feel.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

My experience was comfortable with the provider & his staff.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Great dr. I will recommend.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Great doctor! Given encouragements & hope which are importance during difficult time & recovery.