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General Surgery, Liver Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2011
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Dr. Rocha is a very good surgeon.
Dr. Rocha & others in his office - exceptional!
Dr. Rocha & his staff have been absolutely wonderful!! They are the BEST!
Dr. Rocha was very pleasant! And skilled.
Overall, I am very impressed = Professional, care, tentative. VERY organized.
Very caring & excellent care. Gives me emotional support also.
I feel like I am being taken care of- I like the team aspect. Everyone is very caring.
Dr. Rocha is an extrovert but I am an introvert. I need time to think things over, I wish we could slow down the proceedings a bit.
Dr. Roche & team are the best!
A very positive doctor experience.
VERY grateful that Dr. Rocha took the time to call me at home in the evening to follow up on my care progress!!
Dr. Rocha called me in the evening with other surgeon´s opinion on my pancreas surgery. Excellent care and information.
Dr. Rocha has advanced training in surgical oncology and specializes in liver, biliary tract and pancreatic cancer. His medical interests include liver, pancreatic and biliary tract disease, gastrointestinal cancer and minimally invasive surgery.
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 2001
General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2009
Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011
Dr. Rocha's interests outside of medicine include soccer, photography and traveling with his wife and daughter. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to treat disease, relieve symptoms and provide comfort for patients who entrust me with their care.”
“Even though surgery can provide a definitive and curative treatment, it can also be a demanding endeavor for both patients and their families. Along with my colleagues in medicine, I strive to provide exceptional clinical care in a compassionate manner.”
On Virginia Mason
“I am dedicated to the multidisciplinary and collaborative environment championed by Virginia Mason.”
Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Rocha is the director of Digestive Disease Institute Research at Virginia Mason, and an active clinical researcher in the Digestive Disease Institute and Cancer Institute.
Flavio G. Rocha, MD - Curriculum Vitae