Virtual Masterclass on Liver Surgery

Virtual Masterclass of Liver Surgery

The advent of minimally invasive techniques in liver surgery had opened a new enthusiasm to develop understanding and novel techniques in liver surgery. In 1970s liver anatomy was not clear to most surgeons leading to a high complication rate and mortality after major liver resection. Only in the following decade that the surgeons started to study and understand the intrahepatic …

Gallbladder Surgery: When Gallstones Become Painful

Gallstones are very common findings during a routine right upper quadrant ultrasound or CT scan for abdominal pain work-up. Across the board, gallstones are seen in about 30% of patients in the United states. This condition is more commonly seen in patients who are older than 40 years old, slightly overweight, Hispanic, woman, and within the latter part of their …

New Technology in Liver Surgery

A Novel Robotic Technique in Repair of Bile Duct Leak After Gallbladder Surgery

Bile duct leak can be caused by several reasons but the most common reason is a complication for gallbladder removal surgery, called laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since the beginning of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the early 1990’s, a leak from biliary duct is a known issue which can be originating from surgeon’s misperception of the biliary anatomy or severely inflamed gallbladder involving part …

Better Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Surgery

Robotic Liver Resection Is Better Than Laparoscopic Liver Resection For Treatment of Liver Cancer Based on A Recent International Study

Minimally invasive liver surgery has shown proven benefits when compared to the traditional open liver surgery for many types of liver tumors, including by several randomized clinical trials.  Advantages such as less pain, lower blood loss, less postoperative complications, shorter hospitalization and earlier return to work are well documented, as long as the patients are suitable candidates for minimally invasive …

Robotic Klatskin Tumor Treatment

Klatskin tumor is a type of bile duct cancer that often occurs in patients above age 60-70 years old presenting with yellowing of the eyes (jaundice) and skin itchiness. The cancer originates from the inner lining of the bile duct and eventually obstruct the bile duct itself causing bile from the liver not able to drain into the small bowel. …

Concomitant Biliary Reconstruction for Bile Duct Cancer

Dr. Iswanto Sucandy Presented at the International Asian Laparoscopic HPB Surgery Conference

As professional medical conferences have moved to virtual formats due to COVID pandemic, many surgeons including Dr. Sucandy participate via remote conferences. In early 2021, Dr Sucandy was invited to present at the 3rd Annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Laparoscopic Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery Conference. He was initially expected to travel for a live podium presentation in Manila, a …

Better Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Surgery

Dr. Sucandy Presented at Virtual SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) 2020 Conference

At the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Dr Sucandy presented his technique in Robotic Liver Surgery with his Colleagues. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in Cleveland Ohio but was later switched to Virtual platform due to Covid Pandemic. Robotic Surgery for Non-Cancerous Liver Tumors Dr. Sucandy gave a video presentation …

Clinical Research in Liver Surgery

Why Conducting Clinical Research in Liver Surgery is Important?

A week ago, Dr. Iswanto Sucandy and his colleagues attended the 2020 Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Association (AHPBA) in Miami, Florida as presenters and moderators joining other surgeons within the same subspecialties.  We represented are Tampa liver surgery center as a though leader in American surgery.  We presented the minimally invasive robotic technique for Klatskin tumor bile duct cancer resection which …

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.  …

Open Liver Surgery

Open Liver Surgery for Liver Cancer is Cleaner and Better. Is This Really True?

Liver resection is the gold standard treatment for primary and metastatic liver cancers. The type of cancers treated this way include gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, Klatskin tumor, metastatic colon cancer to the liver, metastatic neuroendocrine tumor to the liver, and other soft tissue tumors with spread to the liver. Symptomatic benign masses such as large complex hepatic cyst, mucinous …