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Gallstones Found within The Bile Duct after Gastric Bypass Surgery. How to Treat This Condition?

Morbid obesity is a serious health condition from excess body weight, more commonly seen in the Western population, including the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, 78 millions of Americans are obese. Obesity is associated with 50-100% increased risk of premature death when compared to normal weight
Gallstones Found within The Bile Duct after Gastric Bypass Surgery. How to Treat This Condition?

Liver Tumor Complicated by Bleeding. How to Manage This and What Are the Treatment Options ?

In about less than 10% of liver tumors, abdominal bleeding can be encountered as part of the cancer progression or cancer complications. The abdominal bleeding (secondary to liver tumor rupture/crack) can be major/massive and can be life threatening. Many patients present to the emergency department with significant abdominal pain, syncope,
Liver Tumor Complicated by Bleeding. How to Manage This and What Are the Treatment Options ?

The Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Outcomes after Major Liver Resection. Is It Really Bad?

Currently over 30 million Americans have diabetes mellitus, over 9% of the US population, and this number continues to rise. It is not uncommon for liver surgeons to encounter diabetic patients who require liver surgery for liver cancers. There is currently no clear answer as to what and if any,
The Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Outcomes after Major Liver Resection. Is It Really Bad?

Liver Surgery Technique and Outcome Presented at Southeastern Regional Surgical Conference

Recently, Dr. Iswanto Sucandy and his colleagues participated in the annual 2020 Southeastern Surgical Congress held in Sheraton New Orleans, Louisiana, as abstract presenter, surgical technique video presenter, and session moderator. Southeastern Surgical Congress is the largest regional academic organization for general surgeons, only second after the American College of
Liver Surgery Technique and Outcome Presented at Southeastern Regional Surgical Conference

300 + Liver Operations

Celebrating 300 Liver Operations by Dr. Iswanto Sucandy and Team in Tampa Bay Last week, our team has reached an important milestone of completing 300th liver surgery for liver cancer, gallbladder cancer, and biliary tract cancer in Tampa Bay Area. Our liver surgery program formally began in early 2017 working
300 + Liver Operations

What is Biliary Tract Cancer

Biliary cancer is a relatively rare type of aggressive cancer that originates from the bile duct cells.  Bile duct is the “pipe” that carries bile juice being produced by the liver into the small bowel to help with digestion.  There are several forms of biliary tract cancer and each type
What is Biliary Tract Cancer

Gallbladder Cancer

How to Treat and What to Expect ? What is gallbladder cancer?  Gallbladder cancer is a rare malignancy that originates from the inner lining of the gallbladder.  It is classified as a form of biliary tract cancer.  It is different than liver cancer since the origin of the tumor is
Gallbladder Cancer

Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Resection

In the early 1980s, liver resection was associated with high morbidity and mortality (approximately 25%). Major intraoperative bleeding was the most feared untoward event by the operating surgeon and excessive bleeding was responsible for the high mortality.  However, outcomes of liver resection have significantly evolved over the years with a
Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Resection

Evolution of Treatment for Liver Metastasis From Colorectal Cancer

Evolution of Treatment for Liver Metastasis From Colorectal Cancer. Increasing Role of Liver Resection Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Liver is the most common site of metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer due to its anatomical arrangement.
Evolution of Treatment for Liver Metastasis From Colorectal Cancer

Novel Technique of Bile Duct Cancer (Klatskin Tumor) Surgery

Bile duct cancer is a not so common cancer occurring in the central part of the liver, where all important blood vessels feeding the liver are coursing through. This disease generally results in a poor outcome without any treatment. In our liver surgery center in Tampa, unfortunately, we see this
Novel Technique of Bile Duct Cancer (Klatskin Tumor) Surgery