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 Expert  726664

Expert in General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Oncology Surgery, Colon-Rectal Surgery

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Nevada (NV)
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Expert was board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery in 1990 and remain board certified in American Board of Surgery, recertified again in 2008. His surgical experiences include general surgery and laparoscopic surgery services involving the hernia, gallbladder, gastro-intestinal, thyroid, pancreas, skin lesions and other conditions. He has also performed colon and rectal surgery as well as provided treatment of other surgical conditions. He is also familiar with surgical oncology procedures involving skin cancer, breast cancer, stomach and intestinal cancer, colon cancer and other cancers.

He completed his residency in General surgery and a research fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several other nationally known associations. He has extensive experience in gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, and laparoscopic surgery and is currently an active staff member of six different hospitals in his state. He is a member of several quality care groups, and maintains an active association in hospital cancer committees as an American College of Surgeons Cancer Liaison Physician. He has worked with his state's committees to review medical quality of care issues, and quality of cancer care and breast and cervical cancer issues for the medically underserved. He also owns his own private practice that specializes in the care of patients with conditions requiring surgical evaluation or treatment with a special interests in the surgical treatment of cancer, gastrointestinal problems, endocrine disorders, and many other surgical conditions.

His publications and professional presentations have included topics in the field of gastroenterology and general surgery. His research experience have included investigating the canine ileostomy and ileum as well as how volatile fatty acids stimulate ileal peristalsis, cholelithiasis and cholecystitis in children and adolescents.


abdominal surgery


gastrointestinal surgery


hernia surgery


laparoscopic surgery


oncologic surgery



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Las Vegas, Nevada;  Henderson, Nevada;  and North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1982   MD   Medicine   University of Washington  
1978   B.S   Biochemistry   University of Washington  
1977   B.S. Cheistry   Chemistry, physics, calculus   Seattle Uiniversity   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to






Owner, President, Surgeon - His practice has special interests in the surgical treatment of cancer, gastrointestinal problems, endocrine disorders, and many other surgical conditions. They have extensive experience and training in all of the latest techniques, including laparoscopic surgery and strive to offer the finest and latest in treatment on a personal and individual basis.

1988 to 1997


Berliner, Rayfield





Career Accomplishments:

SAGES, American Board of Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons Commision on Cancer; Cancer Liaison Physician, American College of Surgeons, Nevada Chapter, American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, American Society of General Surgeons, County Medical Society, Health Insight of Nevada, International College of Surgeons, Nevada Oncology Society, Nevada State Medical Association, Priestly Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, regional Cancer Research Foundation, Surgical Congress, Medical Legal Screening Panel


Medicine License in the State of Nevada, Board of Medical Examiners and in Medicine and Surgery License in the State of Minnesota, Board of Medical Examinrers; Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification and Advanced Cardicac Life Support Certification

Professional Appointments

Cancer Liaison Physician for American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Chief and Vice Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Chairman of the General Surgery Performance Improvement Committee, Vice Chief and Chairman of the Institutional Review Board, Vice Chief of the Department of Surgery, Communications Member of the Medical Executive Committee, Chairman of the Credentials Committee, Chairman of the Surgical Case Review Committee at 3 different hospitals.


Physician's Recognition Award by the American Medical Association, “America's Top Surgeons” in General Surgery by the Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America, “Our Best Doctors” in General Surgery by a regional Life Magazine and recognized as Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World

Medical/Professional Internships

Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Gastroenterology research

Consulting Services:
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