Dr. Andrew Lowy, MD

Dr. Andrew Lowy, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Andrew Lowy, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ in 1988 and specializes in complex general surgical oncology and general surgery.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Colorectal Cancer
high
more than 81% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
normal
more than 74% of peers
Pancreatic Cancer
normal
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Lowy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lowy "Andrew M. Lowy, MD is a surgical oncologist with expertise in treating cancers of the pancreas, liver and GI tract. Dr. Lowy is recognized worldwide for his expertise in pancreatic cancer surgery and in the management of complex gastrointestinal cancers. He is also known for investigating novel cancer treatments, including heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), to treat advanced abdominal cancers. Dr. Lowy is a professor in the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research program, which focuses on pancreatic and peritoneal metastasis, has received funding from the National Cancer Institute, Stand-Up-To-Cancer, The Lustgarten Foundation, AACR/PANCAN, and the National Organization of Rare Diseases. He currently serves as the surgical principal investigator for the largest pancreatic cancer clinical trial ever conducted in the United States. A frequent speaker at national and international meetings, Dr. Lowy has coauthored numerous textbooks, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and serves on the editorial board of Annals of Surgical Oncology. He completed a surgical fellowship at University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and residency training at Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He is board-certified in surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Lowly has repeatedly been named a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. "

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Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
29

Conditions Treated

10

Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Ny and Presby Hp Cornell Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lowy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lowy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lowy to family and friends
4.8
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Lowy's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

In 2oo1 ,I was diagnosed with appendix cancer,,, Dr Lowy, was my surgeon. Thanks to him,,,,I am alive,,, this is my 18th year cancer free,,, ,he was a surgeon at the Barrett Center Cincinnati,, highly recommend him, thank you, Dr Lowy. Patsy Hehman
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Dr. Lowy was referred to me by my oncologist as one of a few surgeons in the US who has demonstrated experience in treating my rare cancer (Neuro Endocrine). He performed surgery and was able to remove the tumor and areas where the cancer had metastasized. I was relatively pain free and recovered...more
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I have great admiration for Dr. Lowy. He treated me for appendix cancer and listened to and addressed every concern I had prior to surgery. I was so surprised when I awoke from surgery with a clear head and a low pain level. My experience with UCSD was far better than I expected.
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