Steven T. Brower, MD

  • Surgical Oncology

I am honored to be one of the most experienced cancer surgeons in the nation and proud of the many surgeons I have trained in surgical oncology. The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center has the most expert, caring, and supportive team of cancer caregivers I have ever known. I am privileged to lead and be part of this wonderful community and regional cancer center for our patients. Every day we strive to be on the honor roll for outstanding care and patient outcomes.

Related Services

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Surgical Oncology

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cancer Surgery


  • Bloodless Medicine & Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cancer, Metastatic
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoid
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer

Locations &


Surgical Oncology at Englewood


350 Engle Street 6th Floor, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: 201-608-2800
Fax: 201-608-2478
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Please call the office to schedule an appointment.


Insurances Accepted

Please contact your insurance company directly prior to receiving services or care to confirm your coverage. Although we have made every effort to ensure this list is accurate, only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna Better Health of New Jersey
  • Aetna CCN
  • Aetna CoreSource
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS GEPO
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VFG)
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VJD)
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage Plus
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

Fidelis Care NJ

  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid Managed Care

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Braven Health
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Humana ChoicePOS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice Network PFFS 23
  • Humana Gold Plus DE-SNP
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare (Employer PPO Plus)
  • Humana Medicare PPO
  • Humana Medicare PPO 2023
  • Humana National Medicare HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National POS - Open Access Plus


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Wellcare NJ

  • Wellcare NJ Ambetter
  • Wellcare NJ Medicare Managed Care


  • Wellpoint Medicaid
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage


About Steven Brower

Dr. Brower is medical director of the Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and chief of surgical oncology at Englewood Hospital. As a hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal cancer surgeon, he has performed hundreds of surgeries related to cancers of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and esophagus, as well as rare gastrointestinal tumors (carcinoids). He has specific interests in treating diseases affecting the Asian American population.

Previously, Dr. Brower was professor and vice chair of surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the chief of surgical oncology and director of strategic planning and extramural affairs at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. He is coeditor of the first evidence-based surgical textbook and author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on gastrointestinal and surgical oncology.

Honors & Awards

2020-2018: Bergen Magazine Top Doctors

2020-2016: Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area

2020, 2019: New York Magazine Best Doctors

2020-2014: Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor

2019-2016: Jersey's Best Top Doctors for Cancer

2019-2016: Jersey's Best Magazine Top Doctors

2019, 2018: (201) Magazine (Health) Bergen's Top Doctors

2017: Physician of the Year

2012-2011: Best Doctors in America

2011-2003: Distinguished Clinical Cancer Scholar, State of Georgia

2008-2007: Best Doctors in America

2007-2005: Honor Medical Society, Mercer University School of Medicine-Savannah

2008-1998: Dean's Nominee and Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Committee of 1000

American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award

Recognized by American Health Magazine as One of the Nation's Top Surgical Oncologists.

Committees and Leadership Positions

Medical Director, Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine


Boston University Medical Center


National Cancer Institute

Certifications & Distinctions

  • General Surgery (American Board of Surgery)



Irianna Marie Torres, Leanora Hernandez, Jausheng Tzeng, Russell Schwartz, Alejandro Schaffer, Edward Gertz, Steven Brower, Miguel Sanchez, Gert Auer, Kerstin Heselmeyer-Haddad and Thomas Reid (2017). Single-cell genetic analysis of ductal carcinoma in situ with and without synchronous invasive breast cancer by multiplex FISH delineates specific patterns of tumor clonality and heterogeneity [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017; 2017 Apr 1-5; Washington, DC. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2017;77(13 Suppl):Abstract nr 2908. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2017-2908

Aryeh Shander, Decision - MS#: AA-D-17-00936R1 "Do Allogeneic Blood Transfusions Cause Infection?" Steven T. Brower, 2017

Minimally immune surgery for Gastric Cancer: A Comparison between Robotic, Laparoscopic and open Surgery: World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2017, in press.

Robotic, Laparoscopic, and Open Surgery for Gastric Cancer Compared on Surgical, Clinical, and Oncological Outcomes: A Multi-Institutional Chart Review. Study Protocol of the International Study Group on Minimally Invasive surgery for Gastric Cancer - IMIGASTRIC. BMJ Open 2015, in press Steven T. Brower, et al.

Desiderio J, Brower ST, et. Al. Robotic, Laparoscopic, and Open Surgery for Gastric Cancer Compared on Surgical, Clinical, and Oncological Outcomes: A Multi-Institutional Chart Review. Study Protocol of the International Study Group on Minimally Invasive surgery for Gastric Cancer - IMIGASTRIC. BMJ Open 2015, in press.

Brower, ST., Edwards, SB., Marti, JL Surgical Endocrine Emergencies in the book Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence-Based PracticeStephen M. Cohn (Editor) 2015.

Huang, T.; Jiang, S.-W.; Qin, L.; Senkowski, C.; Lyle, C.; Terry, K.; Brower, S.; Chen, H.; Glasgow, W.; Wei, Y.; Li, J. Expression and Diagnostic Value of HE4 in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 2956-2970. 8. Iskandar, M., Kapur, V., Mannan, Rifat Abul Ala Syed, Brower, ST., Thiese, ND., Combined Hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (HCC-CC): A Case Series at a North American Center Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, 2014

Fukuhara. S., Yabe, M., Montgomery, MM., Itagaki, S., Brower, ST., Karpeh, MS Jr.: Race/Ethnicity is predictive of lymph node status in patients with early gastric cancer Journal of gastrointestinal Surgery (October 2014)18(10):1744-51

Montgomery, M., Fukuhara, S. Karpeh, MS Jr., Brower, S.: Defining Surgical Quality in Gastric Cancer: Is It Time to Include Ethnicity? Journal of the American College of Surgeons (March 2014): 218 (3): 501-02