“By making the time to listen to each person, and by using the best available evidence, I strive to take care of each person as though they were a family member.”
Dr. Neil Bhayani is the Director of Liver, Pancreatic and Complex Cancer Surgery as well as Director of Reflux and Esophageal Surgery at the Association of South Bay Surgeons. He was also elected Chair of the Liver, Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. His busy practice includes major abdominal cancer operations and gastric and esophageal surgery weekly. He is genuinely interested in caring for patients with complex cancers, reflux, and abdominal problems using the newest minimally invasive techniques. Having had 3 years of extra training beyond General Surgery, Dr Bhayani uses laparoscopic surgery to reduce pain and speed up recovery after major pancreatic, liver, stomach and esophageal surgery. He regularly collaborates in clinical research projects with researchers nationwide to directly improve patient care. Dr. Neil Bhayani has been voted a “Top Doctor” by LA Magazine.
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery & Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Penn State University – 2013, Hershey, PA
Advanced Gastro-Intestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Providence Cancer Center – 2012, Portland, OR
Masters of Health Science in Clinical Investigation
The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health – 2011, Baltimore, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine – 2010
Neuroscience and Economics BA, graduating with Honors
The Johns Hopkins University – 2005
Top Doctors Award – Los Angeles Magazine, 2018
Physician Excellence Award – Friends of Nursing, Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance, 2016
Physician Excellence Award – The Reason is You, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 2015
Physician of the Month, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 2012
Fellows Symposium Travel Award, National Pancreas Foundation, 2012
Selected by Super Doctors as a
“Southern California Rising Star 2020”
“Super Doctor 2021 and 2022”
Doctor Bhayani is a great surgeon, he has done 2 operations on me in the past year and I would recommend him highly. He is very friendly and has a good bedside manner.
Dr. Bhayani is an excellent Doctor that truly cares about his patients wellbeing. On my first visit he provided candid feedback on my diagnosis, explained next steps and overall game plan in a way that put my mind at ease and gave me a sense I have an elite physician taking care of me. To find a doctor of this caliber close to home makes juggling work, kids and life much more manageable.
We were so fortunate to find Dr. Bhayani when my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He came highly recommended online and from my PCP, and completely lived up to it . He spent a tremendous amount of time with us and answered all of our questions. He was honest, empathetic, and so clear in his explanations. He did the Whipple operation like a pro in 4 hours! My father bounced back from surgery but most importantly, Dr. Bhayani was there every step of the way.
Dr. Bhayani came highly recommended by my primary care physician. Dr. Bhayani is kind, calm, and careful. He is also very knowledgable. He knows how to explain medical issues with the right amount of detail, both in layman’s terms and more technically, as desired. In discussing my particular situation he offered me options, pros and cons, and his take on the situation. He also asked for and listened to my own preferences. We easily decided on an approach that we are both comfortable with. I feel that I am in the best of hands.
After a new diagnosis of cancer, I was really shaken and not sure what to expect when meeting the surgeon. Dr. Bhayani’s demeanor showed so much genuine concern for me and immediately put me at ease. It was a VERY long visit because I had so many questions, but he patiently answered all of them. Very knowledgeable and confident. The surgery went great and I am CANCER-FREE. He took the time to care for me but also care about me. What a great human being, physician and surgeon.
I feel extremely fortunate to have had Dr. Bhayani as my surgeon. From the first moment he was well prepared to discuss my situation. His analysis of my medical problem was well informed and knowledgeable, and his treatment recommendations were delivered with a comforting professional confidence. He spent as much time with me as I wanted, and his advice for my recovery period was spot-on. Having surgery is not fun, but Dr. Bhayani’s careful hand and exceptional skills got me through it.
I had a Nissen fundoplication to fix severe GERD that has plagued me for over 10 years. I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Bhayani to complete this surgery. He took the time to answer every question, go through every possible complication, and made sure I understood the procedure completely before proceeding. The level of care I received went above and beyond, and his professionalism and knowledge left me feeling completely at ease. I would recommend Dr. Bhayani as he has helped me so much!