Caring for Patients as Part of a Multidisciplinary Team
Ajay V. Maker, MD, is a surgical oncologist with board certification in general surgery, and is the Director of Surgical Oncology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the Angelo P. Creticos, MD, Cancer Center. He is an Assistant Professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Maker's expertise includes treating benign and malignant diseases of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as colon and other gastrointestinal cancers, melanoma and sarcoma.
Dr. Maker works in collaboration with the highly skilled physicians at the cancer center. His expertise helps the team diagnose cancer, determine its stage of development, and provide leading-edge technology, including minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery to remove tumors. When possible, Dr. Maker uses minimally invasive approaches to cancer surgery, including liver and pancreatic resections. He also performs isolated limb infusion for advanced melanoma and sarcoma, and his team performed the first procedure of its kind in Chicago in 2011.
Dr. Maker’s areas of clinical interest include:
- Surgical oncology
- Liver and pancreatic cancer
- Colon and stomach cancer
- Isolated limb infusion
- Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer
- Melanoma, Soft tissue sarcomas and GIST
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