Best in Class Benign Liver Tumors Surgeon NYC

There are many benign liver tumors of the liver. However, only 3 types of benign liver tumors require significant attention. They also happen to be most common. Despite all that these benign liver tumor conditions could become life-threatening and might require surgical intervention. The 3 types of these tumors are:

  1. Hemangioma
  2. Hepatic Adenoma, and
  3. Focal Nodular Hyperplasia (FNH)

Dr Alden remover Liver tumors and my gallbladder latrosvopically it was a long six hour surgery which I was told by several surgeons from highly recommended institutions that was in able to be done Dr Alden had a plan he looked me in the eye when I asked him if he could “fix me up” and said yes where many other expert surgeons said it couldn’t be done Dr Alden made it happen with no excuses I needed to get the tumors out to send for Testing and without that the tumors weren’t able to be biopsied This Dr saved my life I am forever grateful if you want the best look no further than Dr Alden In a world of compromise Dr Alden doesn’t This Dr is the best period Do not hesitate to put your life in this doctors hands you won’t be sorry ~ Vitals

Hemangioma Liver Tumor is by far the most common benign tumor discovered in the general population. Usually, it is found unintentionally during an abdominal ultrasound or CT scan/MRI examination performed for other indications. The tumor is found in both men and women, but the female to male ratio is 3:1. Hemangiomas are considered to be vascular malformations, they are probably congenital in origin and have no potential to become cancer. In around 40% of patients, multiple hemangiomas are found. They can occur in either right or left lobe of the liver.

The majority of hemangiomas found in adults are small (less than 5cm), but they could grow and reach giant proportions. Even very large tumors tend not to cause any symptoms unless they become extremely large and compress surrounding structures such as the stomach or duodenum producing vague abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting. Occasionally (extremely rare) there could be thrombosis of the tumor blood vessels or bleeding inside the tumor causing increased abdominal pain, abnormal liver function tests, and fever. This episode usually lasts few weeks with improvement until the next episode occurs.

The diagnosis is made on MRI or CT scan imaging that shows the very typical appearance of these tumors. A biopsy is generally not recommended due to the high risk of bleeding. Generally, these hemangiomas tumors are managed by observation and repeat imaging.

The indications for surgery of these tumors are complications such as rupture with bleeding ( rare but has 60% mortality), rapid change in size, persistent abdominal pain without other sources, nausea and vomiting due to compression effect, and development of Kasabach-Merrit phenomenon. Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon is characterized by profound thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, a consumptive coagulopathy, and the presence of vascular lesions such as hemangioma.

The other types of treatment are arterial embolization, steroid therapy, interferon, and local radiation. Surgical resection remains the most secure and curative approach to hepatic hemangiomas that meet indications for treatment.

Please note: Dr. Alden accepts insurance if he participates with your plan. Additionally, if Dr. Alden does not participate with your insurance plan, Dr. Alden’s office is frequently able to obtain pre-authorization from your insurance plan based on the uniqueness of his specialty. We will contact your insurance company to understand your benefits and additionally submit them for you. You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork. Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.

For more information pertaining to Benign Liver Tumors Surgery or for a consultation with the liver surgeon pertaining to your benign liver tumor surgery for hemangioma, hepatic adenoma, or focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), please feel free to contact the NYC Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Oncological Surgeon, Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, today by phoning his New York office (212) 434-6216 or using the eForm on the right.

Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS 
Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Oncological Surgeon 
186 E 76th Street 
New York, NY 10021