Robotic Pancreas, Liver and GI Surgery

At the University of Michigan we perform thousands of surgical procedures utilizing open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Our multidisciplinary team will evaluate your particular case and determine the best course of action to achieve the optimal outcome.

Our surgeons utilize the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System offering an enhanced 3-D, high-definition vision which allows them to operate in small spaces more accurately and with increased dexterity. Your safety is increased by precise dissection and preservation of crucial nerves and vessels. As a result, complex surgeries can be performed through smaller incisions, with less blood loss and a quicker recovery.

Conditions for which a robotic approach is considered:

  • Biliary disease (Gallbladder polyp or mass, Bile duct stricture, Bile duct tumor – cholangiocarcinoma, Choledochal cyst)
  • Colorectal disease (Colon or rectal cancer, Bleeding from the colon or rectum, Diverticular disease)
  • Liver cyst
  • Liver masses (Focal nodular hyperplasia - FNH, Liver adenoma, Liver hemangioma, Hepatocellular carcinoma - HCC, Metastatic tumors - Colorectal cancer and Neuroendocrine tumor)
  • Pancreas cysts (Intraductal pancreatic mucinous neoplasm - IPMN, Mucinous cystic neoplasm - MCN, Pseudocyst)
  • Pancreas masses (Pancreas neuroendocrine tumor - PNET, Pseudopapillary tumor, Adenocarcinoma)
  • Pancreatitis (Pseudocyst, Pancreatic Stricture)
  • Stomach conditions (Gastrointestinal stromal tumors - GIST, Ulcer disease, Gastric outlet obstruction, Reflux, Paraesophageal hernia)

Our surgeons currently perform the following robotic procedures:

  • Colorectal surgery – Resection of portions of the colon and rectum
  • Hepatobiliary surgery - Biliary bypass, Choledochal cyst excision, Cholecystectomy, Liver resection
  • Pancreatic surgery - Distal pancreatectomy, Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage, Pancreatic enucleation
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach surgery - Gastric resection and Gastrojejunostomy (bypass to stomach for blockage), Operations to prevent reflux (Nissen) and to repair paraesophageal hernias

Make an Appointment

For an appointment or consult, call 734-936-5738.