Liver, Pancreatic and Bile Duct (Hepatobiliary) Surgery
Biliary surgery is an operation on the common bile duct, which connects the liver to the gastrointestinal tract. The bile duct transports bile, which helps dissolve lipids in our diet so they can be absorbed by the body.
Liver resection is the surgical removal of a portion of the liver. This operation is usually done to remove various types of liver tumors that are located in the resected portion of the liver. The goal of liver resection is to completely remove the tumor and the appropriate surrounding liver tissue without leaving any tumor behind.
Pancreatic resection is the surgical removal of part of the pancreas. It is also known as a “pancreatectomy”. The most common reason why one might want to undergo this procedure is for the treatment of a pancreatic tumour.
Also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy, the Whipple procedure involves removal of the "head" (wide part) of the pancreas next to the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). It also involves removal of the duodenum, a portion of the common bile duct, gallbladder, and sometimes part of the stomach.