The USC Division of Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and Abdominal Organ Transplant at the Keck School of Medicine consists of health care professionals who specialize in the following hepatobiliary and pancreatic procedures: live donor liver transplant, liver transplantation, liver surgery, pancreatic surgery, gallbladder and bile duct surgery, portal hypertension surgery and bloodless surgery.
Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery: Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure), pylorus preserving Whipple procedure, pancreatic head resection (Beger's operation), lateral pancreaticojejunostomy (Puestow procedure), internal pancreatic pseudocyst drainage, pancreatic debridement and drainage for pancreatic necrosis, autotransplantation of pancreatic islets.
Live Donor Liver Transplant: Replacement of a diseased liver due to chronic liver failure, acute liver failure or tumors within the liver. The diseased liver is replaced with a segment of liver from a healthy human donor (usually a relative or close friend).
Liver Transplantation: Replacement of a diseased liver due to chronic liver failure, acute liver failure or tumors within the liver. The diseased liver is replaced with a healthy liver from a "brain dead" human donor.
Liver Surgery: Liver resections for tumors, removal of stones within the substance of the liver, repair of bile duct injuries within the liver, biopsy of the liver for tumors within the liver.
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery: Laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy, gallbladder and biliary surgery in pregnant females, surgical repair for bile ducts that have been injured during laparoscopic gallbladder removal, surgical removal of gallbladder and biliary cancers.
Portal Hypertension Surgery: Thrombosis or obstruction of the mesenteric venous system, splenic vein, portal vein, or of the hepatic veins (Budd-Chiari syndrome).
Bloodless Surgery: Surgical procedures performed without transfusing the patient with blood or blood products.
This web site was developed in 2011 as a service provided by the Division of Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and Abdominal Organ Transplant of the Dept. of Surgery. This web site provides selected information available about hepatobiliary and pancreatic procedures which may become out of date over time. It is important that individuals see a healthcare professional for detailed information about medical conditions and treatment. This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional, or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan. The Division of Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and Abdominal Organ Transplant has taken and will continue to take efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this web site.