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Surgical Care

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery

What is Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery?

HPB (Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary) surgery is a subspecialty of surgery specific to benign and malignant diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree. HPB surgery can be complex and requires specialized training and/or experience. TriHealth has built its HPB Surgery Program with the goal of providing state-of-the-art, high quality care for our patients and their supporting families. We are committed to providing care in a multidisciplinary fashion. This means working together with our surgeons, nurse practitioners, specialists in gastroenterology (GI), interventional radiology (IR), medical oncology, radiation oncology, genetics, nutrition and more. As a patient in the HPB Surgery Program you have access to all of these services and specialists.

HPB Surgery Program Services

  • Individualized care plans for each patient
  • Utilization of evidence based clinical pathways for enhanced recovery
  • Multidisciplinary care via:
    • Multidisciplinary Clinics (MDC):
      Occasionally, surgery is only one part of the treatment plan; particularly when surgery is for the treatment of cancer. Multidisciplinary clinics are designed for patients who may need additional non-surgical treatment before or after surgery. During these clinic appointments patients may see surgical and non-surgical specialists at the same time and place. This allows us to provide an integrated and comprehensive treatment plan.
    • Tumor Board Conferences:
      Surgical decision-making often requires input from other specialists. Tumor Board Conferences are a way for all specialists involved in a patients care to come together, review the patient’s case in detail, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Nutritionists
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Research Trials
  • Wellness Programs before and after surgery
  • Survivorship treatment plans

HPB Surgical Procedures

Complex hepatic (liver), pancreatic, and biliary surgeries, including, but not limited to:

  • Liver resection (major and minor)
  • Liver tumor ablation
  • Pancreas resection for benign and malignant disease (including Whipple procedure)
  • Bile duct resection
  • Bile duct repair
  • Complex gallbladder resection

All of these surgical procedures (including major pancreatic surgeries and the Whipple procedure) can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion, when appropriate, through the use of robotic or laparoscopic surgical techniques.

The Most Advanced Options for Your Care

The HPB surgery program was designed to provide advanced surgical care to patients with malignant or benign diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. TriHealth’s HPB program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to provide individualized, state-of-the-art treatment plans and high-quality care.

The HPB surgical team specializes in performing complex HPB surgical procedures in a minimally invasive fashion. TriHealth is the only regional center to provide robotic HPB surgery and its surgeons are considered leaders in the field.

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