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Dr. Elvira Klause MD is a general surgeon treating patients in San Clemente, CA and surrounding areas.


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Elvira Klause, MD, FACS  

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Yes, Dr. Elvira Klause is accepting new patients at this office.


(949) 218-1557


665 Camino De Los Mares, Suite 202, San Clemente, CA 92673-2838

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Breast Surgery & General Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Breast Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mission Hospital Mission Viejo
  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
Languages Spoken English

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About Dr. Klause
Dr. Klause



Dr. Elvira Klause, M.D., FACS, is a highly skilled, board-certified general surgeon specializing in hernia repair, hemorrhoids, laparoscopic surgery, abdominal surgery, robotic surgery, breast surgery, oncological procedures and dermatology procedures at her warm and personalized offices in San Clemente, CA. Praised by patients for her small-town hospitality and extreme quality of care, Dr. Klause brings over 15 years of experience in caring for the general, breast, advanced laparoscopic, colorectal, oncologic, skin cancer and hemorrhoid surgery needs of patients throughout South Orange County. 

Dr. Klause earned a bachelor of science degree from UCLA in 1989. She received her medical training at the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1993 and completed her residency in surgery in 1999 at Martin Luther King Hospital. After earning the Chief Resident Award, she was chosen for a fellowship in trauma surgery and critical care from Martin Luther King Hospital in 2000.

In addition to providing quality care to her patients, Dr. Klause was also a clinical preceptor for the University of Southern California and a clinical associate professor for the Western University of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program for many years.  She was also a member-at-large for Saddleback Memorial Medical Center from 2008–2010, and Chief of Surgery from 2013-2014 also was on the Cancer Committee and the Chart Review Committee.

Dr. Klause is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She holds hospital privileges at Saddleback Memorial Medical CenterLaguna Hills, Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, Surgery Center at Saddleback, Foothill Ranch Surgery Center and the Laguna Niguel Surgery Center. She is a specialist at the highly advanced single-incision laparoscopic surgery method and Robotic assisted surgery.

Dr. Klause happily lives in South Orange County along with her loving husband and three children. In her free time, she loves being a supermom for her children by helping them with crafting adventures as well as cooking delicious gourmet meals.


Services & Procedures

  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Martin Luther King HospitalLos Angeles, CA
    Residency in General Surgery


  • Martin Luther King HospitalLos Angeles, California
    Fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Critical Care • 2000


Hospital Affiliations

  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Languages Spoken  

  • English
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