A full range of hepatobiliary, pancreatic, endoscopic, radiological and surgical interventions are available.
Management of patients with Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Malignancy is co-ordinated through the weekly multi-disciplinary meeting. This has regular involvement from the:
- nine consultant surgeons
- three oncologists
- four radiologists
- one hepatologists
- two pathologists
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Clinic
A joint surgical/medical/oncology clinic is held at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on a weekly basis on Tuesday afternoons.
Approximately 120 liver resections per year are undertaken for primary and secondary tumours of the liver and proximal bile ducts.
Major pancreatic resections and pancreatico-duodenectomy (approximately 60 per year) are undertaken for pancreatic cancer and distal cholangiocarcinoma.
We also act a tertiary referral centre for the management of bile duct injuries, HPB trauma and patients with severe acute pancreatitis.
A full range of endoscopic and interventional radiological procedures are available for the assessment and treatment of all pancreatico-biliary conditions.
These procedures include:
- endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC)
- endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- portal vein embolisation
Our advanced laparoscopic procedures include:
- staging of hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancy
- de-roofing of liver cysts
- pancreatic and hepatic resections
- minimally invasive pancreatic necrosectomy
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct are also performed.