Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery

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

About HPB surgery

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.

We offer multidisciplinary care in the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant diseases affecting the liver, pancreas and biliary tract.

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?

  • Leading consultant care – internationally renowned surgeons with specialised experience in all aspects of liver conditions.
  • Extensive team – specialists, nurses and consultants who work in their own fields and as part of multidisciplinary teams throughout the hospital.
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging – onsite ultrasound and MRI, reported by specialist radiologists.
  • Fully equipped for severe and complex cases – experienced in treating severe cases of cancer and liver disease.
  • Central London location – easily accessible by train and The London Underground.

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