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David A. Geller, MD, a specialist in transplant surgery at UPMC CancerCenter
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David A. Geller, MD

Co-Director, UPMC Liver Cancer Center

Doctor

Specialty:

  • Transplant Surgery

Sub Specialty:

  • Surgery

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Locations

UPMC Northwest 100 Fairfield Dr.

Seneca, PA 16346

Office Phone:
(412) 748-6454
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UPMC Passavant - McCandless 9100 Babcock Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Office Phone:
(412) 748-6454
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UPMC Montefiore 3459 Fifth Ave. Liver Cancer Center

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Phone:
(412) 692-2001
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Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon 875 N. Hermitage Rd.

Hermitage, PA 16148

Office Phone:
(412) 748-6454
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2500 W. 12th Street

Erie, PA 16505

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(412) 748-6454
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104 Technology Dr. Suite 202

Butler, PA 16001

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(412) 748-6454
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MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL

Residency:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowships:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Dr. Geller is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Director of the UPMC Liver Cancer Center. As a hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon at the Starzl Transplant Institute, his clinical interests center on the evaluation and management of patients with liver cancers. He is focusing on novel and minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of liver cancer. He has particular operative expertise in performing laparoscopic liver resections and laparoscopic radiofrequency ablations of liver tumors. Dr. Geller is a member of many professional and scientific societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of University Surgeons, and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Dr. Geller has published 320 scientific papers and chapters. He is often a guest lecturer speaking on the management of liver tumors and has presented at more than 410 meetings or seminars. He has research grants from the NIH and is active in clinical trials for liver cancer. His research interests include transcriptional regulation of the human iNOS gene, molecular mechanisms of liver injury, and gene therapy for liver cancer.



3/21/2018
Took time to explain everything. this was a follow up to a surgery.

3/21/2018
Both Dr. Geller and the nurse William made me feel at ease and comfortable with getting such scary news. I especially appreciated nurse William sitting down with us at the end of the visit and reviewing what was going to take place in the future.

3/19/2018
I am very pleased to have Dr. Geller for my specialist.

3/19/2018
Dr Geller is the best! His nurses are Great too!!

3/12/2018
all good

3/12/2018
always on time. always prepared for your visit with full knowledge of your medical history

3/12/2018
Great care.

3/5/2018
was very pleased with the experience I received today. Everyone who I talked to and saw was very courteous and helpful.

2/28/2018
Always valuable information from Dr Geller & his team. He is the best when it come to the cancer that had spread to my liver. Highly recommend!

2/28/2018
this was the initial consultation for planned liver cancer surgery. overall impression of Passavant and Dr. Geller is positive. Time will tell.

2/26/2018
Excellent & professional personal oriented care by staff and administrative personnel.

2/26/2018
Dr Geller provided the news that my surgery that he performed and the subsequent chemotherapy treatments were successful and that I am cancer free. The visit could not have gone any better!!

2/26/2018
Dr. Geller and his staff have been excellent in the 9 years I have been seeing them. I am very satisfied.

2/26/2018
Not enough time spent, and did not offer any resolution to my illness.

2/21/2018
The entire visit and all involved in the visit were absolutely wonderful. The visit went so fast there were concerns I had that I forgot to ask the physician but I was given the opportunity to review my concerns with the RN Bill who was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions

2/19/2018
Have always been seen on time and treated with respect ,all guestions have been answered

2/12/2018
Dr Geller was great, he was knowledgeable and put my mind at ease after several months of not having answers about my liver disease.

2/12/2018
Very informative visit with a positive outlook for medical care.

2/12/2018
Basically very good but it helped that I received a clean bill of health regarding my liver.

2/7/2018
Dr. Gellar is a leading expert in his field. I feel grateful to be his patient. I felt like he was rushed during the appointment. However, if I had to choose a liver surgeon, I would always choose him and I would always recommend him to someone else.

1/29/2018
Everyone from Dr. Geller to his office staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

1/24/2018
My wife and I were treated with respect. Everyone was very helpful.

1/22/2018
very good doctor

1/22/2018
Dr. Geller is a brilliant surgeon. I am grateful for his expertise.

1/17/2018
great doctor

1/8/2018
everything was good

1/8/2018
Dr. David A. Geller is a very busy doctor and gives you his undivided attention when talking to you.

1/8/2018
Excellent doctor

1/3/2018
Provider was very familiar with medical history and test result. I felt very confident iI was receiving good care.

1/3/2018
Excellent very professional. Dr David Geller gave me/us Hope and a clear path ahead.

12/18/2017
I was very please with my first experience with Dr. Geller. He took his time to explain my medical condition, offer his opinion, discuss my plan of care with me and answer all of my questions. Scheduler Georgi was very helpful and Bill, RN went above and beyond. I couldn't be happier with Dr. Geller and his staff. I highly recommend them all!

12/11/2017
Tough the information provided couldn't be called "good" I've nothing but good experiences with "the provider" and related staff.

12/6/2017
Great work.

12/6/2017
All is good!!!

12/6/2017
very professional explained everything on time

11/22/2017
I have total confidence in Dr. Geller and want to recognize Bill who works with him. He has been a great help to me always over the years and gets back to me with answers to my questions and I am much appreciative of his help and genuine caring.

10/30/2017
waited for 1.5 hours too be seen by doctor

10/30/2017
Dr. Geller and his staff are wonderful, caring, helpful people! They put you at ease from the start!

10/30/2017
this was my second visit in the last four years for liver cancer. I cannot say enough about the care I was given by Dr. Geller and his staff.

10/26/2017
Always good to see Dr. Geller.

10/16/2017
Dr geller is a great doctor

10/11/2017
everyone was very nice took time to talk to you and listen to you

10/9/2017
Dr. Geller and his office staff are the absolute BEST.

10/9/2017
Dr. Geller is a great doctor with a great staff. I always look forward to my yearly visit. My sister sings his praises. So fortunate to be under his care.

9/13/2017
The absolute best!

9/11/2017
Friendly,professional,concerned, helpful, doctor and staff that made me feel like more than just a patient. Showed concern and compassion to me and my family.

8/21/2017
I trust DR GELLER'S opinion very much I feel furtinate that he is the DR caring for me, thank you very much

7/27/2017
Feel I am very lucky to have Dr. Geller as my surgeon. Bill (RN COORD) is very receptive and responds promptly if I have any questions.

7/10/2017
Dr. Geller and his staff are fantastic. I would refer my family to him, if needed.

6/26/2017
ALL VERY GOOD EXPERIENCES

6/19/2017
They are an exceptional team

6/19/2017
best place to go for liver diseases!

5/31/2017
in my belief I would not be alive if it were not for this doctor an his staff.

5/31/2017
Information was concise, complete and easy to understand.

5/22/2017
I have nothing but praise for Dr. Geller and his staff and office personnel.

5/15/2017
Dr Gellar and his nurse were excellent. They gave me the worst possible news (stage 4 cancer) with compassion and optimism about my recovery.

5/15/2017
Seemed rushed, but efficient and professional.

5/8/2017
Dr. Geller is a very pleasant, focused physician.

4/24/2017
Prompt service. Explained upcoming surgery. Calm, professional approach

4/24/2017
We were very happy with the level of care provided by the staff at Montefiore Hospital and Sarris Clinic.

4/17/2017
In general, I was very satisfied with the competency of all the staff and the friendliness. I would definately recommend this facility and continue to consult for answers to my illness.

4/3/2017
They are about as good as it gets.

4/3/2017
Wish I had a little more time to discuss options with Dr Gellar. I plan to follow up through the nursing staff with additional questions. We'll see how well those are followed up.

3/16/2017
Dr. Geller' s staff provides very good follow up to questions & concerns.

3/16/2017
Dr. Geller is an accomplished surgeon. I never had misgivings or discomfort about his ability to perform the surgeries successfully.

3/13/2017
This was my first appointment and everyone was very nice and concerned about my care.

2/20/2017
I greatly appreciated Kathleen's care and concern for my blood pressure and the medical ass't as well. Appreciated Frank in radiology being able to start my I.V. and his concern for my well-being. Appreciate Dr. Geller always looking out for me.

2/6/2017
My experience was positive. My Dr. answered everything I asked but he seemed in a rush to the point I didnt have time to think of my questains.

2/6/2017
The doctor and staff are excellent.

2/6/2017
Switched from Blue to UPMC ( not by choice) I now know it was God doing for me what I could not do for myself. Dr Geller is the best not matter the out come, thank you Dr Geller!!!

2/6/2017
Exceptional patient oriented professional care treating like a member of ones family.

1/25/2017
Dr. Geller is an amazing and caring physician. He is so kind and compassionate towards me every time I see him.

1/23/2017
I was very satisfied with Dr. Geller and staff.

1/18/2017
all good

1/9/2017
I came over from AGH and I was not happy about the move at first but Dr Gelier and his staff made it much easier

1/9/2017
very good, I feel Dr. Geller saved my life!

12/22/2016
dr Geller is terrific!

12/19/2016
I credit Dr. Geller with saving my life. I hold him in the highest possible regard.

12/19/2016
Seemed efficient and courteous

12/19/2016
Excelent provider

12/7/2016
my husband and I were pleasant with our visit with Dr. Geller and staff.

11/30/2016
wonderful experience. great Doctor and staff

11/21/2016
He is very good and communicate with me very well.

11/9/2016
I don't feel that Dr. Gellar was prepared for my appt. He spent about 5 minutes with me, told me if I had another pancreatic attack to go to the hospital.

11/9/2016
Doctor Geller saved my life with his expertise skills staff bedside manner and just everything. I am so very thankful for him and I have been truly blessed to have him as my surgeon. With him I feel all my concerns are met and I don't worry about my health concerns all because of Doctor Geller. He is a blessing to all of his patients.

10/26/2016
very efficient and productive surgery follow-up appointment.

10/24/2016
Dr geller is an extremely knowledgeable and personable provider! He answers my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend DrGeller as well as his office!

10/24/2016
Excellent service.

10/10/2016
clearly very knowledgable very routine for provider

10/5/2016
outstanding doctor and staff. I feel very comfortable with having my care in their hands.

10/3/2016
My concerns were listened to and answered satisfactorily. I was treated with respect by everyone I saw.

9/19/2016
The nurse Vicki that assist us is always very helpful. She is great during a time like this

9/19/2016
very professional

9/19/2016
10 years cancer free after Stage IV tumor removed from my liver. That's all good!!!

9/12/2016
Very professional and friendly staff. Dr. Geller was very approachable and respectful.

9/7/2016
We are very pleased with Dr. Geller.

8/29/2016
excellence

8/29/2016
wonderful care!

8/10/2016
So glad my ins. pd. for me to see Dr. Geller. He has taken the worry away,I know I am in good hands for my treatment.Answered all my questions.Both nurses in his office very good also.

8/3/2016
the best!!!

8/1/2016
I just love Dr. David Gellar and his staff. I've been through alot and they are wonderful, caring individuals.

8/1/2016
All Nurses, Doctor's, and administrative staff were very professional and courteous. I was treated like family and not just like a number. Every experience I have had with my follow-up visits at Doctor Geller's office has been positive and with compassion and excellent professional care.! God has truly blessed me with the level of concern and care I always receive from Doctor Geller and his entire staff!!

7/13/2016
Dr. Geller and his staff are among the friendliest and professional staff I've had to pleasure to go to

7/6/2016
we had a productive discussion about the plan of treatment. it was evident they had reviewed the record. however the revisit questionnaire that had be completed on the computer had not been pulled up.

6/29/2016
Doctor Geller and his team are extremely professional and competent. I could not be in better hands.

6/23/2016
Although my wait time was more than 15 minutes at this particular visit, this was not the normal situation for Dr.Gellar and his staff. In over 3 years of seeing him, this was the first time I ever had to waitHe apologized immediately when we got in the room and explained the reason for the wait. I had to add that in because I know that on surveys, you only see numbers and I think you should know that this pareticular day was the exception to the well-oiled machine of an office that Dr. Gellar has, both at Montefiore and when he comes to Northwest.

6/20/2016
good

6/20/2016
Dr. Geller has been my doctor, as it relates to my liver, from the very beginning. My concern is...if BC/BS and UPMC does not come to an agreement, I'll have to go to someone else and I don't want to do that. He knows my case and I'm extremely comfortable with him. I hope these two "giant's" (UPMC and BC/BS) can work it out in order for me and others associated with BC/BS will not be forced to change.

6/8/2016
we love dr.geller was very kind to us.Seems as though he is great at his job!

6/6/2016
Dr Gellar is excellent! His wealth of information & experience made his decisions for my health better than expected.

6/6/2016
great

6/1/2016
best without this Dr. would probably not be alive. wish all my health care providers were 1/2 as good as this Dr. hope I don't have to refer anyone to him but if they had a health issue as mine. he would be the only Dr. I would would refer to.

5/23/2016
wonderful people! we were well cared for!

5/23/2016
ALL GOOD

5/23/2016
Dr gellar has been very helpful to me in this difficult time and has given me options without giving up on me because i have cancer.

5/11/2016
Dr Geller is a true professional in all aspects of my care.

5/9/2016
all good

5/2/2016
Cannot speak highly enough of the care i am receiving

4/25/2016
good experience no long waiting time everybody was friendly and answered all my questions

4/14/2016
Dr. Galler treated me with respect for my illness. I'm glad I can use his services

4/6/2016
I was extremely impressed with my entire visit with the doctor and his staff along with all the people I was seen by. I have surgery scheduled on May 12, 2016 at your hospital and I have no worries about the competence of anyone that will have a part in my surgery and my stay at your hospital. I'm a happy man.