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Hepatobiliary Surgery

Trust the Experts in Hepatobiliary Surgery

Hepatobiliary surgery involves surgery of the liver and biliary system, including the bile ducts and gallbladder. Due to its complex nature, hepatobiliary surgery is most successfully performed by specially trained surgeons because of their mastery of the anatomy and physiology of the liver and its major blood vessels.

Hume-Lee’s advanced hepatobiliary surgery program provides adults and children with liver resections and minimally invasive biliary surgery including reconstruction of the hepatic artery, portal vein or bile duct to treat many conditions, including:

  • Cancers of the liver and bile ducts
  • Metastatic tumors from sites including colorectal and neuroendocrine cancers
  • Benign cysts and masses
  • Liver infection and abscesses
  • Portal hypertension
  • Bile duct or gallbladder injuries and disease

Collaborative Approach for Patient-centered Care

The highly-skilled surgical team at VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center collaborates with a larger multi-disciplinary team at each stage of the patient’s diagnosis and treatment process to provide a targeted course of treatment for the best chance of a successful outcome. This multi-disciplinary team includes:

  • Hepatobiliary/liver surgeons and surgical oncologists
  • Liver transplant surgeons
  • Hepatologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Diagnostic radiologists
  • Dedicated advanced practice provider (APP)
  • Dedicated nurse navigator
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dieticians

Why Choose Hume-Lee?

  • Patients can be seen in our specialized clinic with access to all necessary specialists at one location within one visit. 
  • Approximately 30% of the hepatobiliary surgical cases performed at Hume-Lee are done laparoscopically or with the robotic surgical system, allowing for less pain and faster recoveries for our patients.
  • Though we strive to develop treatment plans that avoid or delay the need for a liver transplant, if a transplant evaluation is needed, the patient is already connected to Hume-Lee’s transplant surgical and hepatology team.
  • Convenient locations outside of our main downtown Richmond campus with free parking provide easy access for patients living outside the Richmond metro area for evaluation and follow-up care.

To learn more or to make an appointment in our multi-disciplinary clinic, please call (804) 828-1543 to speak with a nurse coordinator.