“For as long as I can remember, I loved the study of anatomy and wanted to be a surgeon, which blended well with just a natural desire to talk to and take care of people – to see them through what I could only imagine was a trying time. The tables were turned, however, when I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, a diagnosis and journey that has had a profound impact both personally and professionally. I now have a better understanding of what my patients are feeling, what they are thinking and even what they are not asking when we sit down and talk. I am a better provider for having that experience.” — Dr. Gardikas
Dr. Vassi Gardikas completed her undergraduate work at the University of California, San Diego and later received her medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, in 1987. She then received her general surgical training from UCSF Fresno.
Dr. Gardikas is board certified in general surgery and is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Her focus is on treating benign and high-risk breast disease. Within the scope of general and videoscopic surgery, her interests also include treatment of varicose veins.
Education & Training
Residency: UCSF Fresno
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine — St. Louis, MO
Certifications & Licenses
American Society of Breast Surgeons