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Department of Surgery

Tamas J. Vidovszky, M.D. View profile as PDF

Tamas J. Vidovszky

Clinical Interests

Tamas J. Vidovszky specializes in general surgery and has both clinical and research interests in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract. He has extensive experience and skill in robotic-assisted procedures and in treating a variety of diseases, ranging from achalasia, reflux esophagitis and gallbladder disease to complex hernias, colorectal ailments and gastroparesis.


Associate Professor




Gastrointestinal Surgery


UC Davis Medical Group, Folsom

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS

UC Davis Medical Group - Folsom
251 Turn Pike Dr.
Folsom, CA 95630
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-985-9300

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2858
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

French, German, Hungarian


M.D., Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, 1988
B.Sc., Szinyei M.P. Alt. Isk. es Gimn, Budapest, 1982


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1998


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery, 2013

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Association for Academic Surgery (Information and Technology Committee 2006-2007)
Minimally Invasive Robotic Association
Sacramento Surgical Society
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Select Recent Publications:

Eric C Nelson, Andrea H Gottlieb, Hans-Georg Müller, William Smith, Mohamed R Ali, Tamas J Vidovszky. Robotic cholecystectomy and resident education: the UC Davis experience. Int J Med Robot 2014 Jun;10(2):218-22.

Tamas J Vidovszky, Aaron D Carr, Gina N Farinholt, Hung S Ho, William H Smith, Mohamed R Ali Single-Site Robotic Cholecystectomy in a Broadly Inclusive Patient Population: A Prospective Study. Ann Surg 2014 Jul;260(1):134-41.

Dan Eisenberg, Tamas J Vidovszky, James Lau, Bernadette Guiroy, Homero Rivas Comparison of robotic and laparoendoscopic single-site surgery systems in a suturing and knot tying task. Surg Endosc 2013 Sep 27;27(9):3182-6. 

Eric C. Nelso; George R. Thompson III; Tamas J. Vidovszky,. Image of the Month—Quiz Case. Archives of Surgery 2014;147(1): 95-96.

Nelson, E.C., Vidovszky, T. J. Composite mesh migration into the sigmoid colon following ventral hernia repair. Hernia 2010;10: 1007S.

Medici, Valentina, Ali, Mohamad R. , Seo, Suk , Aoki, Christopher A., Rossaro, Lorenzo, Kim, Kyoungmi, Fuller, Will D., Vidovszky, Tamas J., Smith, William, Jiang, Joy X., Maganti, Kalyani, Havel, Peter J., Kamboj, Amit, Ramsamooj, Ramsamooj, Török, Natalie J. Increased Soluble Leptin Receptor Levels in Morbidly Obese Patients with Insulin Resistance and Nonalcoholoic Fatty Liver Disease. Obesity Surgery 2010;95(10): 1038.

Ali, M.R., J.P. Loggins, W.D. Fuller, B.E. Miller, C.J. Hasser, P. Yellowlees, T.J. Vidovszky, J.J. Rasmussen, J. Pierce. 3-D telestration: A teaching tool for robotic surgery. Journal of Laparendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques 2008;18: 107-112.

Vidovszky, T.J., W. Smith, J. Ghosh, M. Ali. Robotic cholecystectomy: Learning curve, advantages and limitations. Journal of Surgical Research, 2006;136: 172-178.

To see if Tamas J. Vidovszky is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).