HEPATOBILIARY SURGERY WITHIN THE DIVISION OF ABDOMINAL ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
The surgeons in the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation specialize in all aspects of the surgical treatment of liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases including liver resection for benign and malignant conditions, bile duct surgery and reconstruction, surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer and benign disease, and surgical treatment of portal hypertension in addition to liver and pancreas transplantation. They are uniquely qualified to deal with primary liver tumors in that they are an integral part of a close-knit multidisciplinary team that can offer the consideration of transplantation to select patients when removal of the tumor(s) is not feasible by standard liver resection. Moreover, due to their expertise in reconstructing the blood vessels into and out of the liver, skill in re-operative liver and biliary surgery and experience in caring for patients with advanced liver disease they can often consider of surgical therapy of advanced tumors.
Caring for patients with benign and malignant conditions of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas, requires a multidisciplinary team effort across a variety of medical, radiologic and surgical specialties. The surgeons of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation at Oregon Health & Science University are uniquely qualified to offer the complete range of surgical treatment to patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract. When feasible, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques are utilized and if resection or transplantation is not possible, ablative therapies are considered. Each patient is individually considered for the best treatment plan to provide the best results possible. The surgeons within the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation have a very busy, high volume and up to date surgical practice that lends itself to superb outcomes across all of the disciplines of liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases.
Susan Orloff, M.D.
Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Cancer
T. Mark Earl, M.D.
Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery