Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery [HPB Surgery] is a subspecialty of surgery which specifically deals with the surgical management [diagnosis and treatment] of diseases of the liver, pancreas and the biliary system. HPB Surgery typically involves complex and challenging surgical procedures that require special expertise and experience to ensure optimum outcomes.

The HPB surgeons work in partnership with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists comprising of hepatologists, gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, anaesthesiologists and others in order to provide highly specialised care for patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas and the biliary system.

HPB Surgery has evolved over the past 25 years from being a high risk surgery with significant morbidity and high mortality rates to one that is fairly safe and routine with lower risks of complications and death. Factors contributing to these improved outcomes include a better understanding of the anatomy of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas, better equipment and overall improvements in surgical and anaesthetic techniques, imaging, diagnostics and perioperative care.

We at Prince Court have the expertise and a multidisciplinary team to manage the full range of diseases of the liver, pancreas and the biliary system.

Our HPB Surgery Service specialises in the management of the following:

Liver Conditions

1. Malignant Tumours of the Liver

    • Primary Liver Cancer

– Hepatocellular Carcinoma [HCC]
– Cholangiocarcinoma [ICC]

  • Secondary Liver Cancer [Metastatic Cancer]

2. Benign Tumours of the Liver including Cysts
3. Liver Abscesses
4. Hepatolithiasis
5. Liver Trauma
6. Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
7. End Stage Liver Disease

Conditions of the Pancreas & Duodenum

1. Malignant Tumours of the Pancreas & Duodenum

  • Carcinoma of the Pancreas
  • Carcinoma of the Ampulla and Duodenum

2. Benign and Premalignant Tumours of the Pancreas & Duodenum

  • Dysplastic Adenomas
  • Cystic Tumours of the Pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Pancreas

3. Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
4. Pancreatic / Duodenal Trauma

Conditions of the Biliary System including Gallbladder

1. Malignant Tumours of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

  • Carcinoma of the Gallbladder
  • Carcinoma of the Bile Ducts [Cholangiocarcinoma]

2. Benign Tumours and Cysts of the Bile Duct

  • Choledochal Cysts

3. Gallbladder Stones and associated Complications
4. Inflammation / Infection of the Biliary System
5. Bile Duct Injuries and Strictures