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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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"We get a lot out of it. We work really hard and we take care of our patients."

Where I see patients (4)

    My work

    Beating bile duct cancer after a second opinion

    Following a failed surgery for cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer, Michael sought a second opinion at UCSF. Dr. Corvera's team successfully removed his tumor.

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    129 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 07, 2023
    I hope I never have to recommend anyone to Dr.Corvera but if I did I would most definitely recommend Dr.Corvera. EXCELLENT Doctor.
    Oct 31, 2023
    As the patient I do not possess the subject matter expertise to make decisions regarding my care. I was informed of my situation standards of care and expert recommendations.
    Sep 25, 2023
    Good experience
    Aug 29, 2023
    Jul 11, 2023
    Very good
    Jun 25, 2023
    He was impatient irritable rushed seemed annoyed with me and I merely am a patient who has just received info that I will need a major complex operation
    Jun 16, 2023
    Knows a lot but not sure he knows how little we know about condition so we were pretty shocked with the info he gave us! Scary!
    Apr 27, 2023
    In ALL respects I could not have been more Blessed than I am with the Health Team that is helping me with my physical Issue & the support emotional & spiritual that they are providing my wife as well!!!
    Apr 25, 2023
    I would give Dr Corvera a 10 If I could! As he was exceptional
    Apr 20, 2023
    Dr. Corvera and his team are excellent!
    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.
    Surgery demands aggressive perfection and innovation. Patients deserve an experienced and compassionate surgeon.