Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery

Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery or HPB surgery is surgery of the liver, pancreas and biliary system.

About HPB surgery

Our HPB surgery department provides multidisciplinary care in the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant diseases affecting the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract.

HPB surgery is normally carried out using ‘keyhole’ techniques (laparoscopic surgery); this is a less invasive type of surgery that reduces the risk of infection and provides a faster recovery time. HPB surgery often requires the close working of consultants with areas of expertise.

HPB refers to both benign and malignant conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract.

Cromwell Hospital specialises in comprehensive HPB surgery, led by expert HPB surgeons. We utilise the latest, evidence-based medical approaches and state-of-the-art technology to provide optimal outcomes for our patients.

Related conditions

Conditions of the liver, pancreas and biliary system that are treated by our HPB surgeons include:

  • liver disease – liver cancer, cysts, lesions
  • biliary disease – gallstones, gall bladder cancer, bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
  • pancreatic disease – pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis
  • gastrointestinal stroma tumour (GIST)

Related diagnostics

A number of diagnostic pathways can be used to assess for liver conditions:

  • radiology
  • endoscopy
  • colonoscopy
  • microbiology
  • histology and cytology
  • blood tests

Why choose us for HPB surgery in London?

Paying for your treatment

We welcome both self-paying and insured patients.

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