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Carlos Corvera


Gastrointestinal cancer surgeon
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Dr. Carlos Corvera is chief of the Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery Program at UCSF Medical Center and a cancer surgeon at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of malignant as well as benign diseases of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas. He specializes in complex conventional surgical procedures yet has also developed innovations in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical techniques for the liver and pancreas.

In his research, Corvera focuses on the mechanisms that underlie inflammation, thickening and scarring in the biliary tract.

Corvera graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at UCSF. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, he completed a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology as well as a fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery.

  • Education

    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery, 2001

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology, 2002

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hepatobiliary Surgery, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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Surgery demands aggressive perfection and innovation. Patients deserve an experienced and compassionate surgeon.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    124 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 04, 2023
    Dr. Corvera was very detailed in answering my questions and concerns. Took extra time to show MRI and even noticed some details regarding kidneys and made appropriate suggestion for follow-up with specialist.
    Mar 02, 2023
    Dr. Corvera was great at explaing things took extra time to review/show mri. Showed compassion for my concerns. Great experience.
    Feb 24, 2023
    I only have wonderful things to say about Dr. Corvera. He is a great doctor and compassionate.
    Dec 20, 2022
    Dr. Corvera is an exceptional physician. His care and knowledge are superb. His bedside manner is awesome.
    Dec 15, 2022
    Great Doctor. Felt good about all his questions and his explanations of existing issues.
    Nov 05, 2022
    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Corvera. He is so kind and competent.
    Oct 05, 2022
    We had a power issue at our location and the team worked very hard so we could complete the visit. It all turned out well in the end do to everyone including the team and us to get it done. We were very appreciative.
    Mar 29, 2022
    As per my prior not I expected a summary of notes from our visit to be uploaded into the MyChart App but they were not
    Mar 25, 2022
    Info on post surgery recovery could offer a bit more detail.
    Jan 18, 2022
    Still waiting for test referral scheduling
    Jan 14, 2022
    Excellent bed side manner
    Dec 07, 2021
    Provider was able to answer questions related to my condition very clearly - first person to do so after talking to 2-3 other medical doctors about this condition.
    Oct 05, 2021
    Dr. Corvera is a consummate professional and also expresses kindness in his care.
    Sep 18, 2021
    Supposed to provide additional referrals and also communicate with my primary doctor. Have not heard from this doctor's office re: referral or any other next steps.
    Jul 13, 2021
    Totally professional and concerned.
    May 13, 2021
    All of the instructions about my care from beginning to the end of my procedure was excellent. I was always given a phone number and a clinician name to contact if I had any questions or concerns.
    May 11, 2021
    it was a good experience
    May 04, 2021
    Not one complaint from me.
    Apr 27, 2021
    Provider was unprepared for visit and asked questions that were answered in my history. Did not instill confidence. Excellent surgeon however.

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