Meet Gastric and Adrenal Surgeon Vivian Strong


Vivian E. Strong, a minimally invasive surgery specialist, talks about walking her patients through the steps of the treatment process to ease any concerns before a procedure.


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Dear dr vivian,
Happy to listen your work and congratulation.
How often you get early stomach cancer patient?
Our 90% of patients are in advanced stage , we are at resource poor site.
Please send few of relevant publication by mail.
With kind regards
Dr sanchetee

Dear Dr. Sanchetee, you may access information about gastric cancer (including incidence statistics and resources such as prognostic tools on our website at: Here is a link to Dr. Strong’s profile, which includes a link to some of her publications and online video presentations: You can also find additional information about gastric cancer by going to the National Cancer Institute’s website at:
Thank you for your comment.

My mother was diagnosed with gastric cancer and we chose Sloan and Dr.Vivian Strong to help manage her care. Dr.Strong, her nurse Gay, and everyone else at Slian was top-nitch and kept my mom informed. Dr. Strong is warm & friendly but very professional. She treats patients and their family with the highest respect and she explains things..never rushing through your appointment time..even though she is very busy and in big demand. Its nice to see a top-notch surgeon with such a warm and caring personality.

Dr. Strong is an absolutely amazing surgeon. She recently operated on my dad to remove his stomach and lymph nodes surrounding that area. Immediately following surgery, Dr. Strong spoke with my mom and I to tell us all she did and found. She is genuinely caring person. She is always so warm and friendly with my parents, answering all their questions and concerns in terms they understand. She treats her patients and families with such respect and care yet is always professional. She has given my dad and our family hope for a future with him and for that we will be forever grateful to Dr. Strong.

I wanted to know if a nonfunctioning Adrenal Adenoma can switch on to become functioning and if so, can it go back and forth between functioning and non functioning? Thanks for your response.

Dear Robert, we sent your inquiry to Dr. Strong, and she responded:

“A non-functioning adenoma can turn on to be functional and blood tests can typically confirm this. A functioning adenoma, however, cannot turn off and become non- functional.”

Thank you for your comment.

Does dr.Vivian Strong,accept,GHI.
Thank You,R.Zieba

Richard, thank you for reaching out. To find out about acceptance of a specific health plan, please call our Insurance Information line at 646-497-9176, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.

my husband was diagnosed gastric cancer.I want some suggestion abt treatment plz provide me

Mamata, to learn more about MSK’s approach to treating gastric cancer, you can go to If your husband would like to learn about becoming an MSK patient, you can call 800-525-2225 or go to for more information on making an appointment. Thank you for your comment.

Wonder for advanced stage (adenocarcinoma at cardia (5 cm)), is minimally invasive surgical techniques an option? Thank you

my sister in Tampa was told she has ovarian cancer with spots on abdomen and liver. her liver is sclerotic.. clinic did an abdominal as well as a liver biopsy, doctor gave her 6 mos. or less. she felt "blown off". She's an educator, a doctor in her field, and i'm hoping to find her a doctor who'd be more caring and respectful - of course, a better prognosis and treatment plan would be welcomed also...but at least, someone who would give the impression of being thorough, as well as a thorough and kind communicator would be most welcome.

how to find out about options at MSKCC - and get tests/records sent?


Dear Bett, we are sorry to hear about your sister’s diagnosis. To learn more about how we care for people with advanced ovarian cancer, including a link to our clinical trials, please visit If your sister would like to make an appointment to consult with one of our specialists about her treatment options, please ask her to call our Physician Referral Service at 800-225-2225. Thank you for reaching out to us.

Dear Dr. Strong I am from Nepal, my father aged 49 had been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma with metastasis to small bowel, pelvis, omentum and transverse colon. Please help me what can i do for further treatment of my father. Which treatment is best for him. Please help me.

Rare slow growing carcinoma tumor removed from. Enter of small 3 cancer lymphnodes in dame general area

My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer and had a TG. From there it metastasized to Virchow's node. My question is, do the surgeons at Sloan Kettering remove this lymph node?

Dear Dr. Vivian Strong,

I have a history of metastasis gastric cancer that has spread to the peritoneal. I have had a partial gastrectomy after 8 round of folfox due to a tremendous response. The cytology of the abdominal wall was negative after 8 cycles, that lead to the surgery. However, after 4 months, the peritoneal disease came back and I was put on second round of chemo, taxol and ciramza. These regimens work for 2 months and it stopped. The third line was Folfiri and this worked for 2.5 months. Currently, I'm having an obstruction in the small intestine near the connected site. I was worrying if it would be appropriate to do another reconstruction to remove the visible tumors so that food can pass through again. How do you normally treat a patient with an obstruction similar to my case? This obstruction was discovered through and upper GI and small intestine test.

I look forward to hear from you. Do you think a consultant appointment is appropriate for this?

We’re sorry to hear you’ve been through all this.Unfortunately we are not able to answer to questions about individual cases on our blog. If you are interested in arranging a consultation with Dr. Strong or another surgeon at MSK, you can call 800-525-2225 or go to for more information on making an appointment. Thank you for your comment and best wishes to you.

Dear Dr Stong,
Is there a way to determine if a 6 x5x5 mass on adrenal gland is benign, primary or metastatic prior to removal? It is nonfunctioning, lipid poor, heterogeneous, with some calcification. A biopsy is not recommended in case it is malignant. Thank you so much for offering this service!