Daniel E. Abbott, MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery (General)
Daniel E. Abbott, MD, FACS

About

Dr. Abbott is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He trained specifically in cancer surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His clinical focus is on gastrointestinal malignancies, melanoma and sarcoma. He performs both traditional and laparoscopic resections for cancers of the liver, pancreas and stomach. As Director of Cytoreductive and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Surgery, Dr. Abbott is particularly interested in patients with peritoneal spread of appendiceal, colorectal and ovarian cancers.

Dr. Abbott is active in a number of national organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of University Surgeons.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • University Hospital - Surgery
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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  • UW Carbone Cancer Center - Surgical Oncology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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  • University Hospital - Hepatobiliary Pancreas Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Cancer Prevention Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    • When you are at high risk of pancreatic cancer either because of a genetic predisposition or familial pancreas cancer (pancreas cancer in two or more close relatives), it’s important to have an experienced team behind you to find early warning signs before they turn into cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Prevention team provides expertise unmatched in the United States. Combined with robust, ongoing research, the program looks for markers that could develop into pancreas cancer. Using specialized imaging techniques, our team identifies and tracks the progress of pancreas cancer precursors, including pancreatic changes in patients with high-risk hereditary conditions for pancreas cancer, and mucin producing cysts that can develop into cancer and require regular monitoring. Early identification of key changes allows for intervention before cancer develops, much like a colonoscopy identifies intestinal polyps before they turn into colon cancer.

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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Mass Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    • Our Pancreas Mass Clinic is for people with all types of tumors in their pancreas: adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors or metastatic tumors (tumors that have spread from other parts of the body). We also see patients with tumors that are not in the pancreas, such as ampullary or duodenal cancers that require the same therapy as pancreas masses in the head of the pancreas. Our team of specialists are trained in the most advanced methods of treating these types of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, minimizing complications and side effects.

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Education & credentials

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

Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Residencies
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Specialties

Additional conditions and treatments
  • 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
  • Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgery
  • Obstructed Pancreatic Ducts
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Pseudocysts Drainage
  • Pancreatic Resection
  • Peritoneal Malignancies
  • Sarcoma
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Whipple Procedure