Hung Sy Ho, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Hung Sy Ho, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

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



Surgery - Acute Care Surgery

Surgery - General

Surgery - Gastrointestinal

Surgery - Robotic

Robotic Surgery



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)
2440 West Covell Blvd
Davis, CA 95616

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ho's clinical and research interests include laparoscopic and pancreatic surgery, colon and pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, reflux esophagitis, gall bladder disease, hernias, and colorectal disorders.


Foregut, Metabolic and General Surgery

Undergraduate School

B.S., Chemistry, UC Davis, Davis CA 1983

Medical School

M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis CA 1987


Surgical Internship, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1987-1990


Surgical Residency, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1988-1990


Surgical Chief Residency, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1992-1994

Earl F. Wolfman, Jr. MD and Lois J. Wolfman, Endowed Professorship in Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA, 2018

Certificate of Appreciation; Thai-Binh Medical University, Thai-Binh, Vietnam, 2010

US Faculty Scholar, Vietnam Education Foundation, 2009

Gunther Schlag Memorial Research Award, 1999

Young Investigator Award, International Association of Pancreatology, 1998

Bernthal NM, Hart CM, Sheth KR, Bergese SD, Ho HS, Apfel CC, Stoicea N, Rojhani A, Jahr JS. Local and Intra-articular Administration of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for Pain Management in Orthopedic Surgery. Am J Ther. 2020 Dec 10;29(2):e219-e228. doi:10.1097/MJT.0000000000001309. PMID:33315593.

Sheth KR, Bernthal NM, Ho HS, Bergese SD, Apfel CC, Stoicea N, Jahr JS. Perioperative bleeding and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: An evidence-based literature review, and current clinical appraisal. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Jul 31;99(31):e20042. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000020042. PMID:32756071.

Jahr JS, Bergese SD, Sheth KR, Bernthal NM, Ho HS, Stoicea N, Apfel CC. Current Perspective on the Use of Opioids in Perioperative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Literature Review, National Survey of 70,000 Physicians, and Multidisciplinary Clinical Appraisal. Pain Med. 2018 Sep 1;19(9):1710-1719. doi:10.1093/pm/pnx191. PMID:29025135.

Vidovszky TJ, Carr AD, Farinholt GN, Ho HS, Smith WH, Ali MR. Single-site robotic cholecystectomy in a broadly inclusive patient population: a prospective study. Ann Surg. 2014 Jul;260(1):134-41. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000000295. PMID:24169178.

Chu QD, Nguyen T, Nguyen P, Ho HS. Cost analysis of establishing a relationship between a surgical program in the US and Vietnam. Int Surg. 2012 Apr-Jun;97(2):155-60. doi:10.9738/CC81.1. PMID:23102082.

Chu QD, Zibari G, Ho HS. Surgical Volunteerism in Vietnam: Surgeons and Educators Strengthen the US - Vietnam Relationship. Am Coll Surgeons Bulletin. 2011;96(11):12-18

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Career and lifestyle satisfaction among surgeons: what really matters? The National Lifestyles in Surgery Today Survey. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Aug;209(2):160-9. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.03.021. PMID:19632592.

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE Jr, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Women surgeons in the new millennium. Arch Surg. 2009 Jul;144(7):635-42. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2009.120. PMID:19620543.

Ho HS. Clinical usefulness of a treatment algorithm for pancreatic pseudocysts. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Feb;67(2):253-4. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2007.09.018. PMID:18226687.