Our Center, MD is a leading expert in General Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He is also a medical educator, having trained more than 60 surgeons. A nationally recognized leader in surgery, surgical education and cancer research, Dr. Ellenhorn is dedicated to providing the highest quality of surgical care with emphasis on a personalized approach for each patient.


Dr. Ellenhorn has practiced for over 18 years in the City of Hope National Medical Center and was Professor and Head of the Division of General Surgery and Oncology, serving as director of the renowned National Training Program Surgical Oncology. His many accomplishments include pioneering the use of minimally invasive and robotic for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers techniques. In addition to its clinical and educational work, Dr. Ellenhorn led an active research laboratory. His lab worked to develop new cancer vaccines that can stimulate the immune system to identify and kill cancer cells.


Dr. Ellenhorn has received numerous citations for his work, including grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. He has published over 100 book chapters, abstracts and journal articles and lecturer at dozens of conferences throughout the medical world. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and cancer surgery, and has served on several national groups that define the guidelines for the state of cancer care. He was a member of the National Institutes of Health Study Section of Clinical Oncology, which makes decisions about future clinical trials on cancer in the United States.


Dr. Ellenhorn received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the Hospital of the University of Cincinnati. He performed research training grants for two years in the area of ​​immunology at the University of Chicago and completed a two-year fellowship of Surgical Oncology at the prestigious Cancer Center Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York.


The procedures performed:

General surgery

Abdominal Hernia Repair - 1 hour

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - 90 minutes



Breast Oncology

Breast lumpectomy - 1 hour

Sentinel node biopsy - 1 hour

Mastectomy - 1.25 hours

The skin-sparing mastectomy - 2 hours

Intraoperative radiation therapy - 45 minutes

Axillary lymph node dissection - 1 hour


Melanoma and Skin Cancer (local anesthesia)

Excision of skin cancer - 30 mins

Melanoma removal - 45 minutes

Sentinel node biopsy - 45 minutes




• Abdominal Hernia

• Treatment of breast cancer

• Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

• Melanoma and Skin Cancer

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