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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
    • Pancreatectomy (partial or total removal of the pancreas)
    • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
    • Bile duct resection and reconstruction
    • Liver transplant and liver resection (partial or total removal 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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