Abdominal Surgery

Complex Abdominal Surgery and Reoperative Abdominal Surgery. Role of Hepatobiliary Surgeon in Difficult Cases

Complex abdominal surgery is a unique subspecialty in general surgery (if you will), in which patients are often referred to a tertiary facility by their community general surgeons to receive a higher level of surgical expertise.  Complex abdominal surgery usually requires multiorgan resection such as EN bloc resection of the stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, adrenal gland, and/ or pancreas.  …

Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Resection

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 better understanding of liver anatomy, advancement in surgical instrumentation, and …

Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Resection

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 kind of disease quite often. Most patients come from around …