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Dr. Edythe Woodruff Stewart attended medical school at the University Alabama-Birmingham and shortly thereafter decided to become a surgeon. Her surgical training was started in Alabama and completed in Fresno at the University of California-San Francisco program. Immediately after finishing her residency, Dr. Stewart started her general surgery practice in Hanford and has remained there. In 2002, she became board-certified and then was inducted as a fellow of American College of Surgeons. She is also an Associate member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

For many years Dr. Stewart has been a breast surgeon and is at the forefront of breast cancer care in the Central Valley, offering comprehensive services including prehabilitation, surgery, post-op rehabilitation and genetic testing.
Dr. Stewart brings worldwide innovative and new procedures and techniques to Hanford and the surrounding areas. She was the first surgeon to treat varicose veins with endovenous laser in the Hanford area. To date, she has performed more than 2000 EVLT’s for varicose veins and has many satisfied patients.

In addition to general surgery, Dr. Stewart also performs selected body cosmetic operations and procedures. Always devoted to the health and well-being of all people, her most recent endeavor is to heal not just the body, but to raise the self-esteem of both men and women in the Central Valley.

Essenza has a full staff of Registered Nurses, licensed Aestheticians, and certified Massage Therapists who are all qualified to help you look and feel your best.


Essenza Medi Spa
559-584-2697 (fax)
1157 West Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
We look forward to hearing from you! 

Monday - Friday 9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Saturday 9:00a.m. - Noon