Heather Yeo, MD, MHS Specialties: Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology
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About Heather Yeo, MD, MHS
Heather Yeo, MD, MHS, is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board-certified in general surgery, colon and rectal surgery and complex general surgical oncology. Dr. Yeo specializes in the comprehensive care of colorectal cancer patients as well as those patients with benign colorectal disease.
Because of her specialized training as a surgical oncologist, Dr. Yeo, is involved with her cancer patients throughout the course of their therapy and will help them to understand all of their treatment options. She works with a world renowned group of multidisciplinary specialists to help promote a multifaceted treatment plan for her patients, including radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, gastroentrologists, and interventional radiologists. Dr. Yeo has expertise in minimal access techniques, including laparoscopic, needlescopic, colonoscopic-assisted and robotic surgery. In addition, she has special interests in sphincter preserving surgery (helping rectal cancer patients avoid a permanent ostomy), maintaining fertility in cancer patients, and improving quality of life and bowel function after rectal surgery.Dr. Yeo’s clinical research focuses on the whole patient and improving the surgical experience. She has studied patient quality of life and outcome measures and believes incorporating those factors into her treatment decisions is very important.
Dr. Yeo has written extensively and published in many major journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Annals of Surgery, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Yeo completed her general surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital , and her Surgical Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and her fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She has a Masters in Health Service Research from Yale University.
Dr. Yeo is actively involved in many national Surgical and Oncologic Societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncologists, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, and Association of Academic Surgery.
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Anal Sphincter Incontinence
Cancer of Appendix
Cancer of Colon
Cancer of Colon With Rectum
Colon Cancer and Polyps
Colon/Rectal Cancer Surgery
Complex Anal Fistula Disease
Cytoreductive Surgery Without Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) For Debulking of Neoplasm
FH: Bowel Obstruction
For Neoplasm Debulking
HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy)
Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
Major Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Obstruction of Bowel
Sphincter Sparing Surgery
- Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medcine
- Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
- Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Colon and Rectal Surgery