Carlos Corvera


Gastrointestinal cancer surgeon
Amateur landscape photographer

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.

Clinics I work with

Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Pancreas Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
140 Reviews
Dr Corvera was very knowledgeable about my condition. He spent much time answering questions and explaining the condition and surgery that could be done. He was very friendly professional and personable. He also included my partner in the conversation. If I decide to have the recommended surgery I would want no one else but Dr Corvera to do it.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
140 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
139 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
137 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
140 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
140 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
140 Reviews

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