What is Liver Surgery?

Liver surgery revolves around the treatment of diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small bowel, stomach, and oesophagus. There are several different kinds of problems are treated under this segment including liver cancer and cysts. Any abnormality found in the liver is cross checked with the symptoms that indicate benign cyst formation. If radiological imaging confirms a cyst, surgical resection (GI surgery) is performed. A part of the liver is removed as per the requirement in resection to deal with the cyst.

We are committed to providing the most advanced diagnostic & therapeutic tools available in the treatment of liver, biliary and pancreatic tumors. We offer minimally invasive options including laparoscopic surgical resection, radio-frequency ablation, trans-arterial chemo-embolization, radioactive micro-sphere injections etc. Our multi-disciplinary team undertaking these treatments includes surgeries, radiation and interventional radiologists and oncologists.

Liver Surgery Procedure

About Liver Surgery

There are several kinds of liver surgeries to treat liver diseases. The main kinds of liver surgery are:

  • A liver resection: This is a surgery to remove the part(s) of your liver with the tumors. When your surgeon removes a tumor, they’ll also need to take out a small amount of healthy tissue around it. The amount of tissue that will be removed depends on the size and location of the tumor(s).
  • Radio frequency ablation (RFA): This is a procedure to kill cancer cells by heating them to very high temperatures.
  • Microwave ablation: This is a procedure to kill cancer cells by heating them to very high temperatures.
  • Irreversible electroporation: This is a procedure to kill cancer cells using an electric current.

We will explain which type of surgery you can have. You may have a combination of both a liver resection and a liver ablation. Liver ablation methods can be used individually, in combination with a liver resection, or in combination with one another. The exact treatment differs from person to person. The length of your surgery will depend on how many tumors need to be treated. Most surgeries take between 2 and 4 hours, but some may take longer. Our doctor or nurse will tell you what to expect.