Transplant SurgeonsThe transplant surgeon performs the actual transplantation procedure and monitors the patient’s medication before, during and after surgery. The surgeon assesses the quality of the donor’s liver before surgery and monitors the patient’s general health and liver status following transplantation.
Gary Xiao, M.D., FACS
Dr. Xiao specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery. He is highly experienced in laparoscopic and open liver resection, liver tumor ablation and pancreatic surgery and resection. Dr. Xiao is a United Network for Organ Sharing certified primary living donor liver transplant surgeon and laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy surgeon.
He is an American Society of Transplant Surgeons certified liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon. Dr. Xiao is also certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Stephen R. Guy, M.D., FACS
Dr. Guy is a kidney, pancreas and liver transplant surgeon with over fifteen years experience specializing in multi-organ transplantation. He was instrumental in developing laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy for kidney transplantation, a minimally invasive surgery for individuals donating a kidney. Dr. Guy is also experienced in transplantation of high-risk patients, long-term healthcare following transplantation and in pancreas, liver and laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Guy is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Transplant HepatologistThe transplant hepatologist, or liver specialist, monitors all non-surgical aspects of patient care. This includes performing examinations, assessing test results and adjusting medication as needed.
Kenneth D. Rothstein, M.D.
Dr. Rothstein is renowned in the field of hepatology, with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Rothstein is highly experienced in treating complications of cirrhosis, including ascites, variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is also an expert on new treatments for Hepatitis B and C, and on long-term healthcare following transplantation.
Dr. Rothstein is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
David A. Sass, M.D., FACP, FACG
Dr. Sass specializes in the treatment of viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. He is an expert in managing patients both before and after liver transplantation. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards at Drexel University College of Medicine and was honored to be a guest editor for a 2009 issue of Medical Clinics of North America entitled “Care of the Cirrhotic Patient.”
Dr. Sass is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
Preparing for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Therapeutic Endoscopist The therapeutic endoscopist evaluates and treats disorders of the bile ducts and pancreas that may arise before and after liver transplantation.
Preparing for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Therapeutic Endoscopist
Dan Ringold, M.D.
Dr. Ringold utilizes therapeutic endoscopy to diagnose and treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders. He is highly skilled in the use of endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and SpyGlass™ cholangioscopy to treat benign and malignant disorders of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas. He also performs deep balloon enteroscopy to reach areas of the intestine that are out of reach of standard endoscopy.
Dr. Ringold is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
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