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Hepato-pancreato-biliary medicine

Care of the liver, pancreas and biliary system

Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) is a branch of medicine consisting of a wide range of services in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts.

Overview

Liver disease is one of the top five causes of premature death in England. As HPB conditions and diseases typically have common symptoms, the medical expertise required usually encompasses the areas of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts; and is delivered via a network model in the MDT (multidisciplinary) approach.

HCA is uniquely positioned to respond to HPB needs, given the scale of our facilities, the calibre of our consultants and the vast reach of our network.

Our consultants, with their expert depth of knowledge and experience in managing the life sustaining HPB system. In that regard, we're proud that HCA UK’s team at London Bridge Hospital was the first ever to perform a living donor auxiliary liver transplant; a procedure where the donated ‘auxiliary’ liver remains in place until the patient’s own liver regenerates and regains functionality. This ultimately removes the need for a lifetime of immunosuppressant medication. This pioneering spirit drives all that we do, in the diagnosis, treatment and care of HPB conditions.

Hepato-pancreato-biliary medicine Fixed Price Packages

At HCA UK we recognise the importance of giving our patients peace of mind. That's why our guaranteed fixed prices are fully inclusive, with no hidden extras.

Expertise

World-class expertise, technology, facilities and care in all aspects of HPB medicine.

  • Chemosaturation therapy

    Need to know

    Chemosaturation therapy treats liver cancer. The liver is temporarily sealed from the body's blood circulation, allowing targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs at more concentrated doses than systemic chemotherapy. By 'saturating' the whole liver, both visible and undetected tumours can be targeted....

  • Gallbladder removal

    Need to know

    Gallstones are small stones that form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder stores bile to help you digest fats in food. You can live without a gallbladder and your liver will still make bile. To treat gallstones, your gallbladder can be removed using keyhole surgery.

  • Liver transplant

    Need to know

    Assessment ‒ tests may include blood tests, an electrocardiogram (ECG) and a CT scan Waiting list for a donor liver ‒ this could take several months or more The operation ‒ where your damaged liver is removed and replaced with the healthy donor one  

  • Whipple-procedure

    Need to know

    An effective procedure to remove pancreatic or bile duct cancer. The remaining pancreas, bile duct and stomach are joined to another part of the small bowel which allows fluid from the pancreas, bile from the liver and food from the stomach to pass into the intestine where food is digested normally.

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

A number of our facilities diagnose and treat conditions that affect the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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