Our specialists treat and assess the following conditions:
- Bile duct injuries
- Benign biliary conditions (e.g. structure, choledochal cyst)
- Malignant and benign neoplasms of the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts
- Benign biliary tract disease in cirrhotic patients
- Symptomatic liver cysts
Our specialists perform the following procedures:
- Liver resections
- Bile duct reconstruction/repair
- Whipple procedure (pancreatoduodenectomy)
- Distal pancreatectomy
- Surgery on cirrhotics
- Laparoscopic/minimally invasive procedures
Why Choose Us?
With advanced skilled providers in various fields, we take a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of our patients. Weekly hepatobiliary conferences afford opportunities for early multimodal treatment options and give our patients the benefit of having each case reviewed by all liver-related specialists.
Our goal is to provide urgent patients with top-notch care and the ability to avoid long wait times, while maintaining ongoing communication with referring providers.
The Hepatobiliary Team
Physicians with training in digestive diseases and advanced training in the management of liver disease.
Physicians with advanced training in in endoscopic techniques including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).
All of our surgeons have completed training in general, hepatobiliary and abdominal transplant surgery making them uniquely qualified to tackle even the most complex operations, including minimally invasive techniques.
Physicians trained in radiology with advanced training in minimally invasive techniques, which are often an adjunct to hepatobiliary treatment either before or after surgery.
Physicians who use radiation therapy as an adjunct to hepatobiliary treatment.
Physicians who specialize in the treatment of cancer and guide adjuvant therapy with chemotherapy. In many instances, these physicians may be able to enroll you in clinical trials for treatment of advanced cancers.
Physicians who look at samples of tissue and help with the diagnosis and staging of hepatobiliary disease.
How do I get seen by the Hepatobiliary Team at Porter Adventist Hospital?
Most patients are referred by their primary care provider or gastroenterology specialist.
How do I know that I am eligible for surgery?
All of our referred patients are presented in our weekly, multidisciplinary hepatobiliary conference where experts from different specialties discuss all options for treatment and design a plan that best fits your needs.
How long will I wait to get surgery?
Our goal is to facilitate your referral and evaluation and make sure that you understand your options. With priority given to patients with cancer, most operations and treatments can be arranged in less than two weeks from the date of your initial encounter.