Dr. Andrew Lowy, MD

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Complex General Surgical Oncology | Male

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions
Dr. Andrew Lowy, MD
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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Moores Cancer Center3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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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 quickly under his team's care. UCSD Moores Cancer Center is excellent and Dr. Lowy is easy to speak with and has a great patient connection.
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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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      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. 

      Dr. Lowy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Complex General Surgical Oncology
      •  Board certified in General Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Abscess
      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Aneurysm
      • Appendicitis
      • Benign Tumor
      • Bile Duct Cancer
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Breast Cancer
      • Cancer
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Constipation
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Varices
      • Gallbladder Cancer
      • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
      • Gallstones
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gynecologic Cancer
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hernia
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Incisional Hernia
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Liver Cancer
      • Lung Cancer
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pancreatic Cancer
      • Partial Lung Collapse
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Pleural Effusion
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Small Intestine Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Testicular Cancer
      • Thrombosis
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Ulcer
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Vascular Disease
      • Ventral Hernia

      Education

      • Medical School
        J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ

        Graduated in 1988

      • Residency Hospital
        Ny and Presby Hp Cornell Campus

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Complex General Surgical Oncology
      • General Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Appendectomy, Open
      • Bile Duct Procedure
      • Bladder Surgery
      • Colectomy
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery
      • Cystectomy
      • Cystotomy
      • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Stomach Tumor
      • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
      • Gastrectomy
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hepatectomy
      • Hernia Repair
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
      • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparotomy
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
      • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
      • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
      • Parathyroidectomy
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
      • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
      • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
      • Skin Grafts
      • Splenectomy
      • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
      • Stomach Surgery
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
      • Vaginal Surgery
      • Vaginectomy