HPB Surgery

Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery in Chennai

Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery is a surgical specialty focused on treating both malignant and benign conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. To break it down further:

"Hepato" pertains to the liver.

"Pancreato" is associated with the pancreas.

"Biliary" encompasses the gallbladder and bile ducts, which are thin tubes connecting the liver to the small intestine.

HPB surgery requires a very high degree of training coupled with extensive experience. At Prashanth Hospital you will find not just the best specialists and surgeons to deal with HPB ailments, but a multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to the treatment of even the most complex of HPB diseases.

Conditions Treated With HPB Surgery

HPB surgery includes surgical procedures to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Among the most common are:

Neuroendocrine tumours develop in the neuroendocrine system and these can be either benign or malignant. They normally, but not always, develop slowly. The exact nature of the neuroendocrine tumour will depend on the specific cells that are affected.

HPB Surgical Procedures

There are several types of surgery that are part of the HPB treatment process. Among the most common are:

  • Liver diseases

    Liver diseases

    Metastatic colorectal cancer can only be treated with the complete surgical removal of all of the disease. Primary liver cancer is treated by liver resection or live transplantation . In some cases, radio waves or heat (ablative therapy) may be used along with the surgery. Ablative therapy is also used when the patient is not a viable candidate for conventional surgery. Minimally invasive procedures are being increasingly used in HPB surgery as the smaller incisions reduce post-operative pain, lower the possibility of wound infection and make recovery times shorter.

  • Pancreatic Conditions

    Pancreatic Conditions

    When dealing with malignancies in the pancreas, surgery often stands as the primary and most effective treatment option. In cases where the tumor is situated at the head of the pancreas, a Whipple procedure is typically recommended. This surgical intervention is employed to address tumors and various conditions affecting the pancreas, small intestine, and bile ducts. It entails the removal of the pancreatic head, the initial part of the small intestine, the gallbladder, and the bile duct. The Whipple procedure is also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy. If the tumor is located in the lower region of the pancreas, minimally invasive techniques may be considered as a potential treatment approach.

  • Gall Bladder and Bile Duct diseases

    Gall Bladder and Bile Duct diseases

    Liver resection is the most common treatment for tumours in these organs. Surgical reconstruction of the bile duct is often part of the procedure.

HPB diseases are becoming increasingly common. Treating these conditions, including cancer, often requires surgery. Because the liver, pancreas and biliary system are connected to many other organs, a multidisciplinary approach to treatment is essential. This ensures that patients receive treatment that covers all aspects of the ailment and provides for comprehensive holistic treatment and recovery.

Prashanth Hospital has the best HPB specialists and surgeons along with the most modern diagnostic, medical and surgical technology and equipment. This means that patients who come here for treatment are assured of world-class treatment and care during their recovery. Depression and severe anxiety are common with HPB diseases and the knowledge that the best treatment is being provided gives patients the comfort and peace of mind that is such a vital part of the recovery process.