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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Biliary Surgery
  • Face Transplant
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Transplant
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT)
  • Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transplant
  • Transplant- Liver Kidney/Pancreas
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
View all 9 Specialties +


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About Bijan Eghtesad, MD

Bijan Eghtesad, MD, is a Staff Surgeon in the Departments of General Surgery and Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, performing hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation. Dr. Eghtesad's areas of interest include liver transplantation, hepatitis B and C, liver transplantation in HIV-positive patients, living donor liver transplantation, immunosuppression, and organ donation, recovery and preservation. 

Dr. Eghtesad attended medical school at Shiraz University Faculty of Medicine in Shiraz, Iran. After completing his internship and residency at Shiraz University, he completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Thoms E. Starzl Transplantation Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa., and a fellowship in transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2005.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Thoms E. Starzl Transplantation Institut
Adult Abdominal Multiorgan Transplantation
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pediatric Multiorgan Transplantation
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences & Health Services
General Surgery

Medical Education - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences & Health Services

Internship - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences & Health Services

Medical Education - Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX USA

Undergraduate - Shiraz Medical School


Graduate School - Reference Source

Specialty Interests

Hepatitis B, hepatitis C., hepatobiliary surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, hepatocellular carcinoma, immunosuppression, intestinal transplant and surgery, liver, liver and pancreas transplantation, liver transplantation, portal hypertension, liver transplantation in HIV positive patients, living donor liver transplantation, liver surgery, organ donation, pediatric liver transplant, organ recovery and preservation

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/18/2022, Dr. Eghtesad has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

50 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I have known Dr. Bijan Eghtesad for 18-years when he performed my liver transplant. He has saved my life on more than one occasion. He uses refined judgement about my liver care and has my best interests at all times, according to his beliefs.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

I had a liver transplant at cc six years ago. Cleveland Clinic saved my life and forefront in my care was Dr. Eghtesad and Nurse Molly. They are fantastic.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Both the doctor and coordinator were wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr. Eghtesad has been my doctor for 11+ years. He cares for me as a person and not just as a patient. I completely trust his recommendations and am so grateful for the couple times he has more or less saved my life. He is a gifted surgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner. If only all practitioners were this knowledgeable, patient, and compassionate!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dr e was excellent!

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