Dr. Iswanto Sucandy

Iswanto Sucandy

Iswanto Sucandy, MD


Advanced Gastrointestinal, Foregut and Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery

Dr. Iswanto Sucandy is a highly experienced board certified surgeon with dual fellowship training in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, as well as Advanced Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery. He primarily specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for disorders of the liver. Dr. Sucandy is one of the very few surgeons in the country who offers advanced minimally invasive robotic liver resection to treat malignant and benign liver tumors. Dr. Sucandy is proud to bring his experience and expertise to the Tampa Bay community.


Dr. Sucandy was born and raised in South Celebes, Indonesia. After completing one of the most prestigious and oldest medical school in Indonesia, he moved to the United States where his decade-long surgical education started as a research scholar at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Sucandy then completed his residency in General Surgery at Jefferson Health-Abington Hospital in Philadelphia where he served as the Academic Chief Resident and was also a recipient of the Rosenfeld Scholarship for his academic and clinical excellence.
After finishing his general surgery training in Philadelphia, Dr. Sucandy went to pursue a fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery with Yale University School of Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sucandy’s passion to improve the care of patients with liver, pancreas and bile duct cancers led him to complete a second fellowship in HepatoPancreatoBiliary Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Thomas E Starzl Institute. It was here that both liver transplantation and minimally invasive liver resection were pioneered in the United States and in the world.
As a result of his endeavors in the fields of minimally invasive surgery and hepatopancreatobiliary surgical diseases, Dr. Sucandy was chosen as the 2016-2017 recipient of the very prestigious IRCAD (Research Institute Against Digestive Cancers in Strasbourg, France) Awards supported by SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) and Karl Storz Endoscopy. Dr. Sucandy continues to push the envelope in the advancement of minimally invasive surgery and robotic liver resection to benefit patients with benign and malignant gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary tumors.


  • Bile Duct Tumors (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Complex Abdominal Procedures
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Hernia Repairs (Hiatal, Paraesophageal, Incisional and Inguinal)
  • Liver Tumors (Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Metastatic Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Tumors/Cancer

Airlangga University School of Medicine


Yale University – Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery


Jefferson Health – Abington Hospital – General Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery 2014

  1. IRCAD / Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Fellowship Award 2017, Strasbourg, France
  2. Frederick Coller Surgical Society Award 2013-2014 (Visiting Mayo Clinic, Department of Surgery / Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Rochester, MN)
  3. Rosenfeld Cancer Center Surgical Scholarship Award 2013-2014, Philadephia, PA
  4. Duke University Medical Center / Minimally Invasive EndoSurgery Award 2011-2012, Durham, NC
Office Info

Phone: (813) 615-7030
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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