Surgical Oncology

Hepatobiliary Surgery

What is Hepato-Biliary Surgery

Hepato-Biliary Surgery in Kolkata is a surgery involving treatment of the liver, pancreas, and bile duct.

Some of the main liver problems treated by a cancer doctor in Kolkata include:
cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and sarcomas. The liver is a large organ and receives metastatic cancer from other organs such as the colon.

Cholangiocarcinoma can also affect the bile ducts.

The main problem with pancreas is cancerous adenocarcinoma. Depending on the type of cancer in the pancreas, the type of surgery used for treatment is determined by the oncologist.

What Hepato-Biliary Cancer Treatment Options are Available

Liver problems may be treated by removing a part of the liver, depending on the location and size of the tumour. This procedure thus involves removal of a tumour or part of a tumour or a hepatectomy in part where a part of the liver will need to be removed.

Since liver is the only organ, which can grow back, humans need only 25-30% of the normal liver for living a healthy life. However, it depends on the liver type. Some patients may have cirrhosis, because of which the experienced oncologist in Kolkata has to determine the percentage of the liver they should leave behind so the person can live a healthy life.

The most common cancer of the bone marrow is cholangiocarcinoma or angiosarcoma, involving the gallbladder or the bile ducts. The bile ducts are a tube that connects the liver to the small intestine. Treatment depends on the location of the tumour; if the tumour is close to the liver or close to the intestines various surgical techniques may be used.

Pancreatic cancer can be found in various parts of the pancreas. The pancreas has four main areas, the head, the neck, the body and the tail. If the tumour is at the head of the pancreas then the surgeon performs a procedure, called the Whipple procedure or pancreaticoduodenectomy. If the tumour is found in the body and tail of the pancreas, distal pancreatectomy is performed.

Lesions found in the liver or pancreas may be dangerous, but the doctors cannot assume that they are dangerous until they remove the lesion from these organs. Depending on the site of occurrence of the tumour, a hepato-biliary surgeon can perform open, laparoscopic or robotic procedures.

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