Liver Cancer Surgeon Serving Panama
Medical tourism is more popular now than ever, as many patients trust highly credentialed medical specialists from all over the world for different procedures. Patients diagnosed with liver cancer in Panama can easily access one of the Consumers Research Council of America’s Top 100 Surgeons in Dmitri Alden MD, FACS. Dr. Alden is a renowned liver cancer surgeon serving Panama from his state-of-the-art medical clinic in NYC. Liver cancer patients from Central America and Panama can benefit from a talented, multidisciplinary team of specialists providing total care and concierge level service when they travel to New York for treatment.
Liver disease can strike adults and children at every age. Patients with various stages of liver cancer can trust that Dr. Alden and his team will provide the most advanced care and use the most modern treatment methods available. In over 20 years of private practice, Dr. Alden has completed more than 6,000 successful liver and bile duct surgeries, averaging over 200 each year.
In addition to his exceptional experience, Dr. Alden is highly proficient in laparoscopic and robotic liver cancer surgery procedures. These modern advancements mean his patients spend less time recovering in the hospital, enjoy faster recovery times and have less noticeable scars from surgery. Dr. Alden and his multidisciplinary team provide a full range of diagnostics, liver cancer treatments, surgeries, transplants and other means of support from their clinic in New York.
Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Primary Liver Cancer Oncological Surgeon
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or primary liver cancer, tumors are commonly discovered in patients suffering from hepatitis C or liver cirrhosis. Since different types of cancer behave differently, it is important to determine their origin before beginning treatment. HCC represents around 95% of all primary liver cancers, and its incidence has nearly doubled in the past two decades.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumors are usually found through diagnostic imaging that reveals a mass in the liver. Ultrasound, CT scans or MRI imaging will not only reveal the tumor, but be important tools later when treatment begins. Elevated alfa-fetoprotein (AFP) marker levels are also an indicator of a liver cancer tumor, or HCC.
Dr. Alden is a talented and experienced liver cancer oncological surgeon in NYC who can diagnose and treat various forms of liver cancer. He and his team provide a true concierge environment and treatment experience in NYC for patients traveling from Panama and other Central American countries. Our surgical coordinator can help you plan your trip to NYC, as well as help with insurance claims and other needs. Dr. Alden accepts many insurance plans and is an out of network provider. Ask our surgical coordinator for a cost quote when you contact us.
Top HCC/Primary Liver Cancer Surgeon Serving Panama
All of Dr. Alden’s patients receive a completely customized treatment strategy based on their type of liver cancer, number and location of tumors and any underlying conditions. Often, any current medical conditions must be managed in addition to cancer treatment for the patient to receive the most effective outcome.
Dr. Alden has many avenues of treatment at his disposal, including medical, chemical and surgical approaches. Liver transplants are also a possibility, and Dr. Alden can explain how transplants vs. resection can be a viable option for you. As a world-class liver cancer surgeon, Dr. Alden prefers resection, or surgical removal of tumors, as the primary method of treatment when viable.
Resection can be accomplished quickly, soon after diagnosis, contrasted with the long wait for a transplant that can allow the disease to progress and worsen. Of course, when resection is not possible, Dr. Alden can discuss other methods of treatment to treat cancerous tumors, destroying the cancer cells, reducing tumor size, cutting off the blood/nutrient supply to the tumor and more.
If you have been diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) / primary liver cancer in Panama and with to travel to NYC for advanced care from liver, pancreatic & bile duct oncological surgeon Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, contact us today by phone at (212) 434-6216 or contact us online to arrange for a consultation and treatment.