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Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Advanced Surgery for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer

Surgery offers the best chance of containing pancreatic cancer. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery is a complex area of surgery that requires an experienced team. We routinely treat liver, pancreas and hepatobiliary cancers. This means you’ll find:
  • Our specially trained surgeons are well versed in the full range of robotic, minimally invasive and open techniques used to treat liver, pancreas or hepatobiliary cancer.
  • We carefully review each patient’s case, and based on evidence and experience, make recommendations for treatment.
  • We utilize innovative surgical approaches and technologies in our commitment to superior outcomes for patients.

Our expert surgeons use the latest da Vinci surgical robot to remove liver, pancreas and hepatobiliary cancer with great precision, fewer side effects and reduced recovery time.
  • Open surgery. If you are not a candidate for robotic surgery, our surgeons are skilled at performing open surgical resection to remove tumors of the pancreas, liver and surrounding organs.
  • Palliative surgery. Even if your cancer is inoperable, sometimes we can perform surgery to relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life.
  • Whipple surgery. The Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) is the primary surgery for pancreatic cancer. Surgeons remove the head of the pancreas, and parts of the small intestine, gallbladder, stomach and lymph nodes.
Interventional radiologists use minimally invasive approaches, including ablation (killing tumor tissue with intense heat) and embolization (cutting off blood supply to the tumor). These techniques may be the primary treatment, or used to reduce the size of tumors before surgery.

Treatments Available for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer

Your team includes oncologists who develop a treatment plan for your specific type, grade and stage of cancer. Our goal is to effectively target your hepatobiliary or pancreatic cancer while reducing side effects.

Works by slowing down or stopping the growth of cancer cells. We choose chemotherapy combinations based on the latest research and your exact type of tumor, if it has spread and your overall health.
Blocks the production or effects of hormones that can stimulate cancer growth.
Uses biological substances to boost your immune system to find and destroy cancer cells.
We analyze your cancer to identify genetic mutations and the molecular signals driving its growth, so we can disable cancer cells from growing, dividing and spreading.
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