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Surgical Oncology is a specialty of Surgery that focuses on cancer surgery and surgical oncologists are surgeons who undergo extra learning so that they understand all types of cancer treatment in addition to surgery. At NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, we have both a surgical oncology hospital service as well as a clinic where all patients are discussed with a large group of cancer specialists so that every patient gets offered the best and most up-to-date cancer care. Bellevue patients also have access to clinical trials for cancer when this may be the best possible treatment for the patient. We also help evaluate new masses that have the potential to be cancerous or pre-cancerous, perform preventative surgery for patients with genetic predispositions to developing cancer, and treat complex disorders involving the liver and pancreas.

Cancers we treat:
Although NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue treats all types of cancers, the Surgical Oncology Service focuses on patients with the following tumor types.

Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Appendiceal cancer
  • Liver cancer (both those that arise in the liver and those that spread to the liver)
  • Gallbladder and bile duct cancers
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Peritoneal cancers (both those that arise from the peritoneum and those that spread to the peritoneum)

Skin and soft tissue cancers

  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Benign/non-cancerous soft tissue masses
  • Melanoma
  • Other rare or advanced skin cancers (such as merkel cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell
  • carcinoma)

Complex non-cancerous hepatobiliary disease

  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Liver cysts
  • Bile duct injuries

Procedures we perform:
In addition to standard surgical removal of the above cancers, we offer the following unique/complex procedures:

  • Robotic and laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer surgery
  • Transanal minimally invasive surgery
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Total gastrectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Lymph node dissections
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Hepatectomy
  • Bile duct resections
  • Whipple procedure/pancreaticoduodenectomy

Our Cancer Surgery Team (also known as the Surgical Oncology Team):


Russell Berman, MD
Chief of Surgical Oncology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Steven Cohen, DO
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery), American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)


Nabil Dagher, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


Michael Grieco, MD
Chief of Colorectal Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)


Ann Lee, MD
Surgery Attending, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery (Surgery)

Contact: (212-) 562-3917 – Surgery Office
Physician Assistant: Jyoti Narang, PA MBS
Email: jyoti.narang@nychhc.org

To make an appointment:
Patients and referring physicians can make an appointment for themselves through the following ways:
1) Call the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Cancer Center via the Contact Center 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692)
2) Email surgical oncology PA Jyoti Narang – Jyoti.Narang@nychhc.org