Surgery / Surgical Oncology
Our surgical oncology experts are highly specialized professionals with extensive knowledge and expertise in the intricate field of surgical oncology. With a profound understanding of cancer, its surgical treatment methods, and the associated medical protocols, these experts play a pivotal role in legal proceedings that involve cancer-related cases. Whether providing insights into medical malpractice suits, personal injury claims, or other legal disputes, their unique proficiency sheds light on complex surgical procedures, treatment strategies, potential complications, and patient care standards.
Umut Sarpel, MD, MSc, FACS
Board Certified in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Umut Sarpel, MD, MSc, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in Surgical Oncology and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Sarpel specializes in the care of patients with cancers of the stomach, pancreas, liver, biliary tree, small bowel, and colon, as well as sarcomas. Her practice includes open and robotic surgery. In addition, she performs Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of carcinomatosis. Dr. Sarpel was the recipient of a prestigious grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the disparities in the treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. She is a section editor of "Chassin's Operative Strategy" and is the author of “Surgery; An Introductory Guide,” a textbook for medical students. Dr. Sarpel is a former Program Director at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West), overseeing the training of surgical residents.