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Steven K. Sterzer, MD


Steven Sterzer MD went to medical school at the University of Utah, graduating in 1975. He completed his hospital internship at the Baylor College of Medicine and his hospital residency at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sterzer and his dedicated staff have helped thousands of people with urological issues. Offering state-of-the-art, personalized care in a safe and confidential environment.

Dr. Sterzer's practice provides traditional and sophisticated treatments that you’d often find only at a large hospital in a big city. For delicate health problems, Dr. Sterzer offers conservative or aggressive options and makes it a point to educate his patients during the process. If you are in need of a well-qualified urologist in the Chico area, Dr. Sterzer is your man!

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The last decade has seen advancements in both comfort and safety of the vasectomy procedure. Dr. Charles Wilson of Seattle disseminated the no-needled version of the procedure in 2001 on the Today Show (MSNBCs Special Report (Video): No-needle No-Scalpel Vasectomy). Dr. Ronald Weiss of Ottowa, Canada and Dr. Philip Li, associate professor of Urology at the Weill Cornell Medical School in New York, revised the procedure to its present form. Research reveals that jet injection spray markedly decreases pain, with pain scores of around 1.5 on a 1-10 pain scale. One on the scale is "I can hardly feel anything!” Meanwhile, 10 is "the most severe pain I've ever felt!"

Jet injection anesthesia mists the skin and the vasa (sperm conduction tubes) with a small, yet highly effective, volume of anesthesia. This is in contrast to needle injection, which requires needle insertion into the skin and surrounding vas and soft tissues with a much larger volume of anesthetic.


Steven K. Sterzer, M.D. and his staff offer you the answers and expertise you need to feel at ease. With time-sensitive health problems, we truly want you to feel comfortable and confident. Over the years, we have had positive results through the use of our cutting-edge treatments and personalized follow-up care. In addition, we also practice traditional treatments.

We want you to know there are many options and we want you to feel happy with the method you decide.
For your delicate health problems, we offer conservative or aggressive options. We will thoroughly educate you on the steps and the process, so you can make an intelligent, informed decision concerning these important health matters.



American Board of Urology


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 1971

Medical School

University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT , 1975


Orange County Medical Center, General Surgery
Baylor Hospital, Houston, TX 1976

Professional Affiliations

American Urologic Association
Association of American Clinical Urologists
Western Section of the American Urologic Association
California Medical Association
California Urological Association
Butte Glenn Medical Society

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology

Affiliations and Associations

American Urological Association


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