Liver Cancer Surgeon Serving Columbia
Liver cancer demands a premier, experienced surgeon for treatment. Patients traveling from Columbia to NYC can receive exceptional care from one of America’s Top 100 Surgeons (named by the Consumers Research Council of America). Dmitri Alden MD, FACS is a world-renowned liver cancer surgeon serving Columbia from his state-of-the-art clinic in New York City. If you have been diagnosed with liver cancer in Columbia, contact our surgical coordinator to arrange treatment, travel and accommodations in NYC with Dr. Alden and his team.
Dr. Dmitri Alden spearheads a multidisciplinary team of specialists that perform customized liver cancer surgery and provide concierge level care. Patients in all stages of liver disease, adults and children, can receive advanced treatments and top-level care at his NYC clinic. Dr. Alden routinely serves patients from all over the world, including Columbia and other regions of Central and South America.
Dr. Alden is uniquely qualified to perform your liver cancer surgery, having completed over 6,000 surgeries in the past 20 years, and routinely completing over 200 liver and bile duct surgeries each year. Patients from Columbia will find it worth the effort to travel to NYC for highly skilled laparoscopic and robotic liver cancer surgery.
- Heal and recover faster
- Spend less time in the hospital
- Begin other healing therapies faster
- Enjoy less cosmetic evidence of surgery
Dr. Alden and his team offer a comprehensive range of diagnostics, treatments, liver surgeries, liver transplants and other levels of support to help you recover.
Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Primary Liver Cancer Oncological Surgeon
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is also known as primary liver cancer and typically presents as a tumor inside the liver. It is not the type of cancer that spreads into the liver from other locations. It is a common complication stemming from cirrhosis of the liver, and is generally found in patients suffering from hepatitis C and/or alcoholic cirrhosis. HCC tumors behave differently according to their primary cause, so Dr. Alden must determine the cause of your HCC in order to recommend the most effective treatment.
Dr. Alden is a talented and experienced liver cancer oncological surgeon in NYC who can diagnose and treat various forms of liver cancer. Primacy liver cancer, or HCC, is extremely common, claiming 95% of liver cancer cases. Close to four million people in the US have hepatitis C, and many of them can be expected to develop primary liver cancer, or HCC. Cases of HCC/primary liver cancer have over doubled in the last two decades, creating an even greater demand for Dr. Alden’s services.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumors are found in most patients through advanced imaging like x-rays, ultrasound, CT scans or MRI with contrast studies. A positive scan is usually followed up with an alfa-fetoprotein (AFP) marker test. Everyone with liver disease undergoes these AFP level tests on a frequent basis.
Dr. Alden and his team offer a concierge environment and treatment experience in NYC for patients traveling from Columbia and other overseas locations. We accept full out of network insurance benefits and can handle your paperwork and claim submissions from our office. Patients can contact our complimentary surgical coordinator for a cost quote and assistance with travel arrangements, accommodations and other needs.
Top HCC/Primary Liver Cancer Surgeon Serving Columbia
The number of tumors present combined with other possible underlying conditions will dictate the type of treatment strategy recommended. Dr. Alden and his multidisciplinary team manage your conditions and liver cancer treatment to bring about the best possible outcomes. Liver cancer can be treated chemically, medically and surgically, including liver transplants and tumor resections.
As a top HCC/Primary Liver Cancer surgeon in NYC serving Columbia, Dr. Alden prefers cancer resection surgery as the best method to remove tumors, when this is possible, because there is less risk of recurrence. However, when a resection is not possible, there are other treatment options from which he may choose. Liver transplants are an option that can be discussed, as well as the many factors that determine a patient’s viability for this option.
Other treatments can include microwave ablation (MWA) to destroy the tumor cells and arterial embolization to cut off the blood supply to the tumor, both minimally invasive procedures. Chemoembolization is another option that is often combined with other treatments for effective results.
If you wish to learn more about traveling from Columbia for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) / primary liver cancer surgery from a top-rated specialist in NYC, contact liver, pancreatic & bile duct oncological surgeon Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS today by phone at (212) 434-6216 or contact us online.