When It Comes to Cancer, a Second Opinion Matters


Award Winning Practice

Why Choose Us?

  • 2 Surgeon Approach – Two academically trained cancer surgeons are in the operating room during your procedure.
  • Personalized Care – Receive individualized care that takes into consideration your specific diagnosis as well as your health history and lifestyle.
  • No Residency Program – Rest assured knowing that our expert surgeons are very involved in all aspects of your care and we offer minimal-to-no residency training at our facility.
  • Attentive and Compassionate Staff – Receive excellent nursing care before, during, and after your procedure.
  • 48 Hour Promise – We know how important your health is and promise to see you within 48 hours.
  • Superior Surgical Outcomes – Our surgeons use state-of-the-art technologies to perform the most advanced procedures available.
  • Private Rooms – We value your privacy and comfort, and we understand the healing benefits a private room provides.
  • Feel Like a Valued Patient – Our team of highly trained, compassionate specialists provides you with an exceptional level of care that meets the highest standards.

Why Get a Second Opinion?

Every person’s experience with cancer is unique, and getting a second opinion means knowing 100% that you are taking the right approach.

Eliminate the “What-Ifs” - You should feel confident that you have all of the information you need about your health

Learn of Possible Treatment Alternatives - You can confirm the direction of your health, and receive new treatment plans or considerations.

Get Peace of Mind - Our team of medical experts can help you explore all of your available treatment options and provide you with the care you need.

In fact, in a study of 283 cancer patients*:

*American Cancer Soceity, September 2016 be 100% sure. get a second opinion today »

Here’s What to Expect from Your Second Opinion Visit

1. We Get to Know You

After a brief consultation, our team of experts will begin the process of collecting the information needed to help you.

1. We Get to Know You

After a brief consultation, our team of experts will begin the process of collecting the information needed to help you.

1. We Get to Know You

After a brief consultation, our team of experts will begin the process of collecting the information needed to help you.

Watch Teresa’s Story

Diagnosed with rare and inoperable cancer by two hospitals, Teresa turned to The Liver and Pancreas Center. Today, after a successful Whipple Surgery, she is cancer-free and living a full life with her family.

“ The care they gave me was top-notch. They made me feel like family. They made me feel like they cared. And above all, they took care of it. They saved my life. ”
- Teresa Knox
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Meet Our Experienced and Compassionate Surgeons

Mark Fraiman


Named “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for seven consecutive years and honored as “America’s Top Surgeon” in 2014, Dr. Fraiman is one of few doctors in the area performing highly complex hepatobiliary procedures, and is regionally recognized as an expert in Whipple surgery.

Richard A. Mackey Jr


Dr. Mackey is a board-certified surgeon specializing in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He was named a “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. He was also named among the “Top Up and Coming Surgeons” in 2013 by Washingtonian Magazine.

Joshua Forman


Dr. Forman received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is a specialist in advanced therapeutic ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal, Enteral and Colonic Stenting, as well as difficult polypectomy.

Deborah Hartley

Deborah Hartley is The Regional Manager for The Liver and Pancreas Center. In addition to managing the daily operations of the Center, Debbie offers a highly personalized touchpoint for patients with complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases. She coordinates the details of their care in an efficient and compassionate manner. With 15 years experience in operations management, Debbie brings special personal attention to every Liver and Pancreas Center patient.

Our Specialties

  • Primary Liver Cancer
  • Secondary Liver Cancer (Cancer/that Spreads to the Liver)
  • Benign Liver Tumors
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • Klatskin tumors
  • Common Bile Duct Injuries
  • Pancreatic Diseases/Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Benign Pancreatic Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
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