Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery is the general surgical treatment of diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. These are some of the most difficult and complex surgical procedures performed in General Surgery, and they necessitate a high level of expertise and skill.
HPB Surgery Treatable Conditions:
Tumors of the Liver – Tumors of the liver can be either primary liver cancers or metastases from other parts of the body. Colorectal cancer is the most common tumor to spread to the liver. A neuroendocrine tumor of the gastrointestinal tract is another type of tumor that metastasizes to the liver.
Pancreas Tumors – Pancreatic duct cancers are the most common, but patients can also develop neuroendocrine pancreas tumors and cystic pancreas tumors, which can be precancerous or malignant when they present.
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Tumors – Although these cancers are uncommon, they can necessitate extensive general surgery to treat.