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Stanley J. Rogers


Bariatric and laparoscopic surgeon
Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Stanley J. Rogers is UCSF's chief of minimally invasive surgery. He directs the Bariatric Surgery Center and the program for treating liver tumors with radiofrequency thermal ablation (an image-guided procedure in which a needle is passed through the skin and heat is used to destroy the abnormal tissue). His interests and expertise are in laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery for obesity and liver tumor ablation, as well as foregut surgery (surgery of the upper digestive tract) to treat disorders of the esophagus, stomach, bile ducts and gallbladder. His other areas of expertise include hernia surgery and surgical endoscopy. He is also a staff and trauma surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, where he serves as director of videoendoscopic surgery.

In addition to caring for patients, Rogers supervises residents and fellows, and conducts research. His research interests include liver tumor ablation as well as gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery, with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures.

After completing a bachelor's degree in zoology at the University of Wyoming, Rogers earned his medical degree at the University of Utah. He completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery, surgical sonography and gastrointestinal endoscopy at UCSF before joining the faculty in 1999.

Rogers is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and American Gastroenterological Association. At UCSF, he holds the Ruth M. Dunn Endowed Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and the His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX Distinguished Professorship of Global Surgery.

  • Education

    University of Utah, 1992

  • Residencies

    UCSF, General Surgery, 1996

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Sonography and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1997

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    103 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 15, 2023
    I was very hopeful that this doctor would help me with my medical condition. I went through a lot of specialists before him and he did the same thing as the other doctors and sent me to another doctor
    Nov 15, 2023
    Explained everything in detail and answered all our questions.
    Nov 02, 2023
    I was disappointed that my advocate (daughter-in-law) was not invited/allowed' in on my appointment though she was logged in and I requested that she be brought in.
    Nov 02, 2023
    I haven't had any bad experience everything is great
    Oct 26, 2023
    Care provider was good. He was nice. He seemed to listen to me. I just didn't feel completely heard. Not sure it wasn't just partially me though
    Oct 22, 2023
    I personally feel that UCSF is one of the few places I would have a surgery that was a bit involved compared to the area in which I live. My experience is they are much more qualified.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Dr. Rogers is an excellent listener. I feel he is fully present and in no hurry. I feel respected and feel he is open to and validates my experience as the patient. He is a surgeon with quite a reputation but I feel treated like an equal. That is a pretty rare in my experience.
    Oct 14, 2023
    Excellent overall experience
    Sep 12, 2023
    I am grateful
    Aug 15, 2023
    I feel completely comfortable with Dr. Rogers and the anticipated surgery.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Excellent service
    May 23, 2023
    All good information
    Apr 11, 2023
    Mar 21, 2023
    Very pleased with all the services provider by Dr. Rogers currently and in the past!
    Feb 02, 2023
    The best.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Likelihood to recommend the care provider will depend on overall experience and outcome. But so far so good.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Everything was very good. Very easy to talk with and all questions were answered.
    Oct 11, 2022
    I'll totally recommend UCSF
    Aug 11, 2022
    All good experiences.
    Aug 09, 2022
    Excellent experience
    Jul 19, 2022
    Excellent listening skills with clear action plan
    Mar 31, 2022
    I have already recommended Dr. Stanley Rogers to many people.
    Feb 22, 2022
    I had an outstanding experience during this visit. Dr. Rogers and his team were very helpful insightful and empathetic. He provided the necessary expertise to deal with my post-surgical issues.
    Feb 16, 2022
    All staff were courteous friendly and very helpful
    Feb 08, 2022
    I had good experience and I'm berry happy and more wend it go true and se my Healt result change for better Healt thank you

    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Esophageal Manometry During Recovery From Endotracheal Intubation

    High-resolution manometry (HRM) determination of return of cricopharyngeal function - Basal Pressures: Upper esophageal sphincter (mmHg) - normal (34-104)