Daniel Abbott, MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
Daniel E. Abbott, MD, FACS


Daniel Abbott, MD, FACS, is a surgical oncologist at UW Health. He specializes in gastrointestinal malignancies, melanoma and sarcoma as well as ovarian, appendiceal and colorectal cancers. He performs both traditional and minimally invasive procedures to remove cancers of the liver, pancreas and stomach.

Dr. Abbott understands the types of cancer we treat can bring fear and anxiety. He prioritizes helping patients to understand that UW Health has expert multi-specialty teams and resources that offer the latest treatment and support after a cancer diagnosis, which allows patients to achieve their best quality of life. In addition to directing the UW Health Liver and Pancreas Center, Dr. Abbott is a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology and continues to advance the understanding of cancer through clinical research and education.

The type of cancers we treat can bring fear and anxiety. I assure people we have an expert multispecialty team and resources. We can offer people the latest treatments and support after a cancer diagnosis.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Areas of expertise

  • Ablation of Liver Tumors
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Resection
  • Cryoablation
  • Cyst Fenestration
  • Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver cancer
  • Obstructed Pancreatic Ducts
  • Pancreas conditions
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Pseudocysts Drainage
  • Pancreatic Resection
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Peritoneal Malignancies
  • Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Whipple Procedure