Dr. Benjamin Calvo, MD

Surgical OncologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Calvo
Accepting new patients

UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics

101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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(984) 974-0000

Dr. Benjamin Calvo, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Calvo has more experience with Gastrointestinal Neoplasms than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Calvo to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Calvo

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Calvo treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Calvo treats other conditions, please contact the office at (984) 974-0000.

Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Calvo is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Bile Duct Cancer
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Anal and Rectal Cancer
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Dr. Calvo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Ileus
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Orchiectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines

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Dr. Calvo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
National (BlueCard) PPO
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MedCost PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
TriCare for Life
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (9)
  • Office environment (8)
  • Wait times (2)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (8)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Office environment (2)
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Run, don't walk! I will never see him again! Arrogant, talked "down" to me, disregarded my questions with demeaning responses, claimed I was suppose to seek follow-up care (because he "is a surgeon and has nothing to do with chemo"). NEVER referred me to anyone after surgery. Asked me "where did you see on my businesss card that I was anything but a surgeon". Also, at the first consultation that I had normal questions, he said "cancer is not an emergency". When I contacted him a yr after surgery after doing more research on my rare cancer, he called and said, "What....did you just wake up this morning with the cold sweats from worrying?!...your surgery was a year ago!". He said that my cancer was colon cancer, and it is NOT. His bedside manner to my brother in the waiting room after my surgery was arrogant. I am gathering my records and running as quick as I can to someone that cares. If humiliation was his goal...good job, Doc!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Jan 24, 2021
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Dr. Calvo starts where other surgeons fear to or simple are not trained to go. This man saved my life and, as my referring surgeon stated, "His task is above my pay grade." Dr. Calvo, his staff and his colleagues are life savers...mine.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Christopher Dean Everette in Asheboro, NC – Aug 30, 2017
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Great surgeon. He saved my bowel function when others said they could not.
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What could be improved
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Andy W. in Wilmington , NC – Jul 22, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Benjamin Calvo, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Calvo has more experience with Gastrointestinal Neoplasms than other...Read more


  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology

Board Certifications


Meml Sloan Kettering
Fellowship Hospital
National Cancer Instute-Nih
Residency Hospital
Geo Wash University School Med
Residency Hospital
George Washington University
Internship Hospital
George Wash University
Undergraduate School


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


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What are Dr. Benjamin Calvo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Calvo frequently treats Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Calvo specializes.

Where is Dr. Benjamin Calvo, MD's office located?

Dr. Calvo's office is located at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics

UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Calvo is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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University of North Carolina Hospital

Chapel Hill, NC

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)