Pancreas, Liver and Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Division of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Michigan cares for diseases of the pancreas, liver, and biliary tree, as well as the stomach and small bowel. We also offer regional therapies such as hepatic artery infusion pump (HAIP) chemotherapy and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for patients with metastatic cancer.

The surgeons in this Division have significant experience managing both benign and malignant diseases of these organs, including particular expertise in the management of pancreatic tumors and cysts, liver tumors, stomach tumors, and metastatic colorectal cancer. Our surgeons are skilled in open and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including both laparoscopic and robotic approaches, and ablative approaches such as microwave ablation and irreversible electroporation. Our multi-disciplinary team will evaluate each patient to determine the optimal treatment strategy for a given individual's situation and will coordinate all aspects of their care. 

Ground-breaking research is also being performed by faculty within the Division of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, focused on identification of biomarkers and novel targets for treating pancreatic cancer and metastatic colon cancer to the liver. These research efforts fuel the development of clinical trials focused on identification of more efficacious therapies for the treatment of these difficult diseases.

For more information 

Please visit the Digestive and Liver Health web pages to learn more about how diseases of the pancreas, liver, and biliary tree, stomach, small bowel, and large bowel are diagnosed.