2625 E. Divisadero
Fresno, CA 93721

Babak Eghbalieh, M.D., FACS

Babak Eghbalieh
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

General and Laparoscopic Surgery
Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Robotic Surgery

University Surgical Associates
7415 N. Cedar Avenue, Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93720
Office: 559.435.6600

Babak (Bobby) Eghbalieh, M.D. is a board certified surgeon and specializes in General and Advanced Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) and Robotic surgery. He completed his surgical residency at UCSF Fresno. He completed a Pancreatic surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Clinical Focus

General & Laparoscopic Surgery

Oncologic Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophagus Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Biliary Cancers
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer

Robotic Surgery & Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Single Site / Scarless Surgery of the Gallbladder
  • Robotic Cholecystectomy
  • Robotic Gastrectomy
  • Robotic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Robotic Colectomy
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy
  • Robotic Pacreatectomy
  • Robotic Splenctomy
  • Robotic Common Bile duct exploration

Special Clinical Focus

Dr. Eghbalieh's focus is on the surgical treatment of Pancreatic and Biliary Disease:
  • Pancreatic cancer - Whipple operation, central, distal and total pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic cysts (Benign and Malignant) - Internal drainage, resection
    • Pseudocyst
    • Mucinous duct ectasia
    • Mucinous cystadenoma
    • Serous cystadenoma
    • Cystic islet cell tumor
    • Intraductal Paipllary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN)
  • Pancreatitis - Puestow Procedure, Beger Procedure, Frey Procedure, Izbicki operation
  • Pancreatic Divisum
  • Pancreatic islet cell tumors
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Bile Duct malignancy
  • Gallbladder Cancer

His special interest in cancer surgery has enabled him to offer patients a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to various cancers. His close collaboration with other specialties such as Gastroenterology, Oncology, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Genetics and Pathology has resulted in an efficient, state of the art advanced care approach to cancer surgery in the Central Valley. He serves as Central California's Liaison Physician to the Commission on Cancer for Community Medical Centers (CRMC, CMC, FHSH) and Saint Agnes Medical Center.

CyberKnife Surgeon
  • A highly advanced form of stereotactic radiosurgery, offering patients who have certain inoperable cancers, a type of treatment in which concentrated doses of radiation are used to destroy cancerous tumors and lesions. CyberKnife allows patients to undergo a painless "surgery" with no incisions, no blood, no anesthesia and no recovery time.

Patient Support Group

He currently hosts the only Pancreatic Cancer Patient Support Group in the Central Valley, between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This venue provides an intimate environment for patients with all stages of pancreatic cancer to meet and share their personal experiences as well as discuss and learn about all aspects of cancer in an open forum from experienced providers.

This group meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 5pm at Dr. Eghbalieh's office.

Services provided:

- Dedicated Dietician/nutritionist
- American Cancer Society representative
- Dedicated Social worker students from Fresno State University
- Monthly speakers
- "Buddy system" - patients are paired in order to further increase the coping mechanisms and learn from each other's experiences.
- Representation from various pancreatic enzyme replacement companies to further assist in patients needs

Principal Positions Held

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery - UCSF at UCSF Fresno
  • Vice Chairman of Surgery - Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC)
  • Director of Robotics & Minimally Invasive Surgery - CRMC
  • Board of Governors Member - Fresno-Madera Medical Society/California Medical Society
  • Cancer Liaison Physician to Commission on Cancer (CoC) - American College of Surgeons
  • Medical Director of MISP, CRMC
  • Co-Chairman of Transfusion Committee - Community Medical Centers (CMC)
  • Expert Witness for General Surgery - USDA Central California

Professional Organizations:

- American College of Surgeons (ACS)
- American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
- American Pancreatic Association (APA)
- Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
- American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer
- American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)
- California Medical Association.

As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery in the UCSF Department of Surgery, he takes pride in working closely at training the next generation of surgical residents and medical students in the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program.

Honors & Awards

2011 Best Surgeon - Fresno Magazine Best Doctors issue - Voted #1 by Colleagues
2010 Best Surgeon - Fresno Magazine Best Doctors issue - Voted #2 by Colleagues
2006 Chief Resident of the Month, UCSF - VA Central California

He's an avid musician, and enjoys traveling around the world.

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