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Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

  • What is Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery?

    The liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile duct are known as the hepatobiliary and pancreatic system. Surgery to treat cancers and disorders in these organs is highly complicated and challenging and requires a high level of skill and expertise.

    Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Some common procedures include:

    • Removal of the distal (lower) stomach with the Whipple procedure
    • Anti-reflux surgery for the gastrointestinal system
    • Removal of part of the pancreas
    • Removal of the gall bladder and reconstruction of the bile duct
    • Liver transplant and liver resection (removal of all or part of the liver)
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery is used to treat cancers and diseases of these organs. It includes the resection (removal) of primary and metastatic (secondary) tumours of the liver, gall bladder, bile duct and pancreas. It is also used to treat benign diseases like cysts, bile duct injuries and strictures (blockage), and portal hypertension. Some tumours affecting the liver, gall bladder and bile duct might need major resections, and might therefore need complex reconstruction of the bile duct, hepatic artery and portal vein.

    Such procedures involve a multidisciplinary team to provide a individualised treatment plan for each patient. This team of specialists and clinicians include hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons, medical oncologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists and anaesthesiologists.

     

  • At Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, we are committed to giving you comprehensive care. Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and therapists are here to guide you through the entire treatment and recovery process.

    Patients can benefit from Mount Elizabeth Hospitals’ advanced equipment and facilities. Minimally invasive techniques reduce trauma and scarring while improving success rates and recovery speed, while computer-aided robotic surgery allows for added precision during surgical procedures.

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  • With the Price Assurance Programme, expect to pay no more than the listed price for each medical procedure.

    *Terms & Conditions:

    • Bundles under this programme apply to standard procedures, without complications.
    • Bundles are applicable only at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard) and for patients who self-pay in full to the hospital. Payment can be made in cash or by credit card. The hospital will assist with the submission of claims for Medisave, Medishield and Integrated Shield Plans.
    • The programme is applicable to doctors in the panel.
    • Prices include hospital stay (type of stay as stated for each bundle), operation costs, doctors' fees (surgeon and anaesthetist, where anaesthetist is applicable) and GST. Pre-admission investigations, post-hospital follow-up treatment and outpatient charges are excluded.
    • Prices may be revised without advance notice.
    • Other terms and conditions may apply.

    For more information on the Price Assurance Programme, please call 6653 6286.

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