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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Bryan Rivera, MD

  • General Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
English, Spanish
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Mary High Desert Medical Group
  • St. Mary Medical Center
18144 Hwy. 18,
Suite 130
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

18144 Hwy. 18,
Suite 130
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Get Directions
(760) 278-9477
(855) 751-5559
Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Autonomous University of Guadalajara- Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Medical School
      New York Medical College- New York, NY
    • Internship
      Morristown Memorial Hospital- Morristown, NJ
    • Residency
      Morristown Memorial Hospital- Morristown, NJ
    Areas of Interest
    • General Surgery
    • Advance Laparascopic Colorectal Surgery
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lumpectomy
    • Mastectomy
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Gallbladder Stones
    • Hernia
    • Skin Cancer
  • Biography



    Dr. Bryan Rivera is a highly trained general surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures that allow better outcomes and reduced recovery times. Dr. Rivera is certified to perform a wide array of surgeries focused on the abdominal organs.

    Dr. Rivera chose to practice in the High Desert because he saw a need for non-invasive surgical specialists, especially for colorectal surgeries, an area in which he is highly skilled. He enjoys spending as much time as is needed with his patients to ensure they are comfortable with him and fully understand their diagnoses and all possible methods of treatment.

    He was awarded the Hughes D. Dougan Award in Surgery recognizing his attention to detail and commitment to quality patient care as chief resident of general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey.

    Board Eligible
    American Board of Surgery

    American College of Surgeons
    San Bernardino County Medical Society
    California Medical Assocation