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Dr. Kenzo Hirose is a surgeon who cares for patients with benign or cancerous conditions affecting the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He has expertise in using minimally invasive surgical techniques, which are generally safer and cause less post-op pain than traditional surgery.

In his research, Hirose is interested in improving patient outcomes after surgery.

Hirose earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at UCSF and a fellowship in liver, pancreatic and biliary tract surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, MD, 1999

  • Residencies

    UCSF, General Surgery, 2006

  • Fellowships

    Cleveland Clinic, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    122 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 19, 2023
    Not sure this was the place to address follow up care. I got a call later from a nurse about pre-op but not much info about after care other than I will have someone with me to take me home etc.
    Nov 12, 2023
    The visit was excellent in every way. I felt like I am getting the very best care for my medical problem. That is possible.
    Oct 24, 2023
    I'm so thankful and grateful to be connected to UCSF. This is a wonderful facility with very caring people working here.
    Oct 12, 2023
    The Dr the med student and the nurse all excellent
    Oct 12, 2023
    Fabulous service and expert team
    Oct 04, 2023
    Answered ever question Discussed plans for future
    Sep 21, 2023
    This was a very short meeting that took place in the early morning. The doctor answered all my questions.
    Sep 19, 2023
    Excellent experience. Dr. Hirose explained medical issues in terms that I understood. He is knowledgeable and kinds. I feel very confident about my treatment after speaking with him.
    Sep 17, 2023
    Very kind and is a great listener
    Aug 28, 2023
    Because I was half asleep during the interview I neglected to ask enough questions about possible outcomes. Talk to Hirose was pleasant and informative.
    Aug 19, 2023
    Very informative
    Jul 31, 2023
    After UCSF had time to review my CT and MRI scans I was expecting a clear prognosis. Instead I was told it could be a number of possibilities with a variety of outcomes. After several months of suffering with this condition (cyst on tail of pancreas) I was very disappointed.
    Jul 30, 2023
    Care provider discussed in detail surgical path findings had not spoken to him since befor my surgery.
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr Hirose was very professional yet show compassion about my condition. He took time to explain my condition n talked to us we never felt rush always asked if we had any questions or concerns. We were very happy and impressed with our visit
    May 13, 2023
    Very good
    May 02, 2023
    Apr 25, 2023
    Very happy and satisfied.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Best service compared to any other hospital we have had
    Apr 02, 2023
    Kenzo Hirose is an excellent doctor. He treated me with courtesy concern for my condition and respect. He is positive genuinely friendly and has a sense of humor. He listened to me and discussed elements and options for my treatment with me and educated me when necessary! I would be happy to recommend him to anyone needing his particular expertise! I couldn't have had a better surgeon or human being to help me through this 1st stage of my cancer treatment! Thank you Dr Hirose!
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dr Hirose is a excellent professional caring doctor
    Oct 22, 2022
    We'll explanatory visit
    Jul 19, 2022
    Jul 19, 2022
    Dr. Hirose is thorough patient and empathetic. I feel fortunate to have him as my care provider.
    Jul 11, 2022
    Always an exceptional experience. I always feel at ease with Dr. Hirose and his team.