Second Opinions from Dr. Roberts
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John Roberts MD

Doctor Links Client Ratings Recognition
Surgical mgmt of Liver Cancer, Cancer Metastatic to Liver, Bile Duct Problems & Portal Hypertension
I have extensive experience with the [surgical] management of cancer of the liver and have written papers and book chapters on this topic.I have been managing both children and adults with portal hypertension who need surgery to relieve the pressure.
Diseases (optional)
Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Portal Hypertension, Cancer Metastatic to Liver, Polycystic Kidney Disease
Procedures (optional)
Liver transplant, liver resection, shunts for portal hypertension,
Place of Work
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center


Professional Interest
I have written articles and book chapters on the management of liver cancer.
Ideal Client
Most of my patients have cancer confined to the liver without evidence of spread outside of the liver. Patients with metastatic disease to the liver would not have disease metastatic to other sites. The patients with portal hypertension have had complications such as bleeding and need a surgical shunt.
Abdominal Surgery, Board Certified
Transplant Surgery
Type of practice
Current practice
My current practice includes the surgical management of patients with liver disease, liver cancer and portal hypertension
Honors and Awards
I am currently a professor of surgery at the University of California San Francisco and the director of the division of transplantation.I received the Exceptional Physician honor at the University. I have been the president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Education Details

University of California San Diego
My surgical residency was at the University of Washington.
Fellowships & Internships (optional)
I did my transplant fellowship at the University of Minnesota. I did a research fellowship at Cornell University in New York City.

Personal Details

Personal Interest
I used to play water polo for the United States national team.
Languages Spoken

Liver cancer

Liver abnormalities


Hepatoma (Liver Cancer)

Cancer of the Liver (Liver Cancer)

Fibrolamellar Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)

Kidney Transplant (Kidney Failure)

Liver Cirrhosis (Cirrhosis)

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC

Liver Cancer)

Polycystic Liver Disease

Liver Cancer

portal hypertension

Primary Liver Cancer (Liver Cancer)

Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)

liver transplant



Computed Tomography Scan CT

Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Scan

Liver Resection

Liver Transplant

LiverRelated Procedures and Tests

Computed Tomography CT or CAT Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract