Dr. Andrew de la Torre is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed his General Surgery residency at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and completed fellowships in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant at the University of Maryland and Rutgers University Medical Schools. He holds academic appointments at Rutgers, and Seton Hall Medical Schools.

Dr. de la Torre was the first surgeon to perform a major liver resection laparoscopically in the state of New Jersey, and has been perfoming laparoscopic liver surgery since 2007. Dr. de la Torre has 20 years of experience in surgery of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts, management of cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and liver cancer. He also specializes in laparoscopic liver surgery in patients with cirrhosis. Dr. de la Torre recently published "
A Sling Technique For Laparoscopic Resection of Segment Seven of the Liver" in the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery 2018 Apr-Jun; 22(2) In addition to advanced laparoscopic surgery, Dr de la Torre works on population health projects to improve early diagnosis of liver cancer. His project "Electronic Health Record Year and Country of Birth Testing and Patient Navigation to Increase Diagnosis of Chronic Viral Hepatitis" was published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis. Through that project, over 1000 people were newly diagnosed with hepatitis C infection, treated, avoiding future risk of liver cancer! Dr. de la Torre continues to work with New Jersey's neediest communities to make sure all of New Jersey's inhabitants have access to the highest quality of care.

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Patients challenged with the most complex illnesses receive multidisciplinary care for medical oncologists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and interventional radiologists. This balanced approach provides comprehensive care to patients and the best results possible.

As liver, pancreas and biliary surgery push into new frontiers, so does the technology needed to plan these complex procedures. Whether laparoscopic or open surgery, every possible detail of the patient's care is analyzed to ensure surgery is safe and effective.
3D reconstructed imaging is used to plan your surgery. No aspect of your care is taken for granted.

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If surgery is not an option, Yttrium-90 Hepatic Artery Infusion, Hepatic Artery Embolization and Radio-Frequency Ablation are available to treat multiple types of non-surgical cancers in the liver. For patients with liver cancer who are not eligible for liver transplant, every effort will be made to help you become transplant eligible. For patients with liver disease who fail medical management of ascites or gastroentestinal bleeding, Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto Systemic Shunt (TIPS procedure) and surgical shunt are available.

Dr. de la Torre provides advanced liver, pancreas and biliary surgery and care at: Christ Hospital, Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Hospital New Jersey, and Jersey City Medical Center

Liver, pancreas and biliary procedures performed and illnesses treated include:

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Laparoscopic and open liver resection
Hepatoma/hepatocellular cancer
Metastatic cancers to the liver (colon, neuroendocrine, ovarian, etc.)
Gallbladder cancer
Benign tumors (adenoma, hemangioma)
Cysts (simple, complex and hydatid)

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Hepatic Artery Chemo-embolization
Yitrium-90 Hepatic Artery Infusion
Radio Frequency Ablation
Laparoscopic Whipple procedure, laparoscopic body and tail of pancreas resection
Cancer and cysts

Laparoscopic pancreatic cyst drainage and Puestow Procedure
Pseudocysts and pancreatic duct strictures
Bile duct resection and reconstruction
Bile duct injury
Bile duct stricture

Surgical Shunt
Complications of portal hypertension (bleeding and/or ascites)

Gastric devascularization (open and laparoscopic)
Complications of portal hypertension (bleeding)
Liver Transplant Evaluation
Patients can have their liver transplant evaluation performed locally, have their information compiled and sent with them to a transplant center.

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