Salvador Guevara, M.D.

Salvador G. Guevara, M.D.


Colon and Rectal Surgery


  • Assistant Professor
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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

4501 X St., Suite 3010
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Guevara is committed to the patient first and makes an effort to treat every patient as if they were a member of his own family. He also strongly believes in the idea that a patient-physician relationship is a partnership. Through this partnership, Dr. Guevara prioritizes translating medical issues such that patients feel empowered to make the right decision for themselves. 

Clinical Interests

Dr Guevara specializes in treating diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. He has strong clinical interests in minimally invasive surgeries (laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as transanal endoscopic microsurgery) as well as functional and pelvic floor disorders.


Gastrointestinal Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 2004

B.S., Yale Universtiy, New Haven CT 2000


General Surgery, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 2005-2012


Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 2012-2013

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 2014

American Board of Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Select Recent Publications

Lindskog H, Kim YH, Jelin EB, Kong Y, Guevara-Gallardo S, Kim TN, Wong RA. Molecular identification of venous progenitors in the dorsal aorta reveals an aortic origin for the cardinal vein in mammals. Development 2014;141(5):1120-8.

Gonzalez KD, Douglas G, Pichakron KO, Kwiat DA, Guevara Gallardo S, Encinas JL, Hirose S, Harrison MR. Magnamosis III: Delivery of a magnetic compression anastomosis device using minimally invasive techniques. J Pediatr Surg 2012;47(6):1291-1295.

Jelin E. Lindskog H, Kim YH, Kim, T, Guevara-Gallardo S, Wang R. Coordinated arterial-venous programming through arterial contribution to the vein: Implications for vascular malformation and tumor angiogenesis. J Am Coll Surg 2011;213(supplement):S80-S81. Abstract.

Moon-Grady A, Rand L, Gallardo S, Gosnell K, Lee H, Feldstein VA. Diastolic Cardiac Pathology and Clinical Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in Monochorionic/Diamniotic Twins. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011;205(3):279.e1-e11.

Jelin EB, Etemadi M, Encinas J, Schecter SC, Chapin C, Wu J, Guevara-Gallardo S, Nijagal A, Gonzales KD, Ferrier WT, Roy S, Miniati D. Dynamic tracheal occlusion improves lung morphometrics and function in the fetal lamb model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(6):1150-7.

Jelin E, Hirose S, Rand L, Curran P, Feldstein V, Guevara-Gallardo S, Jelin A, Gonzales K, Goldstein R, Lee H. Perinatal outcome of conservative management versus fetal intervention for twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence with a small acardiac twin. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2010;27(3):138-41.

Kim YH, Hu H, Guevara-Gallardo S, Lam MTY, Fong S-Y, Wang RA. Artery and vein size is balanced by Notch and ephrinB2/EphB4 during angiogenesis. Development, 2008 135(22):3755-3764.