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Michaela Straznicka

Michaela Straznicka

MD, FACS

Cardiology & Internal Medicine
Thoracic Surgery
Antioch office
Sinus Center office
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925-932-0139
Walnut Creek office
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Internal Medicine office
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Currently Not Accepting New Patients
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Currently Not Accepting New Patients
ALERT: As of May 1st we will be moving to 575 Lennon Lane, Walnut Creek, 94598

Main Office

2637 Shadelands Drive Suite C Walnut Creek, CA 94598
2400 Balfour Road Suite 300
Brentwood, CA 94513

Affiliations

Eden Medical Center
Sutter Delta Medical Center
John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center
John Muir Health Concord Medical Center
San Ramon Regional Medical Center

Sub-specialties

About

Dr. Michaela Straznicka is a board certified thoracic surgeon with a special interest in the evaluation and management of lung cancer and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. She joined the medical staff at John Muir Medical Center in 2003. In 2006, she was elected as the first Medical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek and Concord. She has dedicated the last eight years as medical director to increasing recognition of lung cancer while minimizing the progression of this disease in the communities she serves.

Her particular interests include early detection via CT screening, accurate diagnosis with state of the art technologies like EBUS (endobronchial Ultrasound) and Super Dimension bronchoscopy, and minimally invasive resection via thoracoscopy and robot-assisted surgery. Dr. Straznicka graduated from the University Of Miami, Florida, Medical School with honors in the six-year combined B.S/M.D program. After medical school, she completed her general surgery residency at Robert Wood Johnson U.M.D.N.J program in New Brunswick N.J. During her third year of residency training, she spent the year completing basic science research studying “Cyclic GMP/AMP and its Effect on Cardiac Contractility and Oxygen Consumption in Normal and Hypertrophied Hearts.” Her results earned her second place for the Susan B. Dean Award, honoring excellence in research. In her final year of residency, she was elected by faculty to be the chief resident.

Upon the completion of her general surgery residency, Dr. Straznicka accepted a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the University of California, Davis. She then accepted an instructor position at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Thoracic Surgery Division. Her experience there allowed her to hone her skills in thoracic oncology and propelled her to start the successful practice she enjoys today.

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

Medical School: University Of Miami Medical School in Florida
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway/New Brunswick
Fellowship: University of California Davis

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Main Office

2637 Shadelands Drive Suite C Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Affiliations

Eden Medical Center
Sutter Delta Medical Center
John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center
John Muir Health Concord Medical Center
San Ramon Regional Medical Center

Sub-specialties

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