Why choose Dr. Fraiman
as your liver surgeon?
Dr. Fraiman has over 15 years experience performing complicated liver cancer surgery such as liver resection and radiofrequency ablation. He trained at UCLA, one of the premier programs in the world. Dr. Fraiman has established a track record of superb clinical outcomes and low complication rates. He believes in patient-centered and compassionate care. The travel to Towson Maryland is easy and convenient. All surgeries are performed by Dr. Fraiman and his experienced partner.
Liver Cancer & Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal and liver cancer affects greater than 150,000 people a year and is responsible for the death of about 50,000 people a year. Despite aggressive screening opportunities (colonoscopy), the majority of patients present with advanced disease. The most common site of metastatic disease seen in patients with colorectal cancer is the liver. Autopsy studies have demonstrated that liver-only metastasis is quite common.
Patients who develop colorectal and liver cancer that has spread to the liver are fortunately eligible for modalities that either remove or destroy the liver cancer. Extended survival is accomplished in over 35% of patients who are treated with these modalities. Combining liver cancer surgery with chemotherapy can cure up to 50% of patients.
Liver modalities include liver resection, liver cancer surgery, radiofrequency liver ablation, and radiation. Because of the liver’s unique property of regeneration, surgeons are able to remove up to 75% of a patient’s liver. Inducing regeneration and growth ahead of time is capable with the technique of portal vein embolization. Two-staged surgeries are also feasible.