Pancreatic & Biliary Surgery
Cedars-Sinai surgeons offer highly skilled, personalized treatments for a wide range of pancreatic and biliary conditions, including cancer. Our team uses minimally advanced and robotic techniques for chronic conditions, such as gallstones and pancreatitis.
What Is Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery?
Pancreatic and biliary surgeons treat problems of the digestive system. The digestive system, composed of the bile ducts, gallbladder, liver and pancreas, processes fats and vitamins and removes substances the body doesn't need.
When there is a problem with your digestive system, you may experience a wide range of symptoms, such as a sharp pain in your abdomen, discoloration of your eyes, fever and fatigue. In many cases, surgery is the best way to restore your health.
We perform leading-edge procedures on the central part of the digestive tract, including both cancerous and noncancerous conditions of the:
- Bile ducts, small drainpipes that clear the organs of digestive liquid (bile)
- Gallbladder, small organ that stores bile until the body is ready to digest food
- Liver, organ that produces bile, filters blood and helps the body remove waste
- Pancreas, small gland in the abdomen that helps the body digest food and control blood sugar
Our Approach to Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery
At Cedars-Sinai, you'll find:
Nationally Recognized Center
The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) recognizes Cedars-Sinai as an NPF Pancreatitis Center. This designation reflects our commitment to high-quality care and leading-edge research.
We use advanced technology and surgical procedures to remove cancerous cells and masses without damaging healthy tissue. We preserve as much organ function as possible so you can have a healthy life after surgery.
Expert Pain Management
Many people with pancreatic and biliary conditions experience chronic pain, whether it's due to gallbladder inflammation or pain from cancer. Experts at Cedars-Sinai Pain Center offer a multidisciplinary approach and techniques that can help.
We work with experts to provide comprehensive care. Our partners include specialists in radiation oncology, hepatology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.
Many conditions can pass down through a family member. We can help you and your loved ones get the best care by offering testing for these conditions. Learn more about our genetic counseling services.
Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialists
Many neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are benign, but others can be cancerous. Cedars-Sinai pancreatic and biliary surgeons work with neuroendocrine specialists to identify the location of the NET, determine whether it is cancerous and plan the next steps in your care.
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are NETS that are located in the pancreas. We work with experts to develop an effective, personalized treatment. Your plan may include:
- Interventional radiology
- Radiation therapy
Clinical Trials and Research Innovation
Our team is passionate about research. We are continually seeking new and improved treatment options for pancreatic and biliary conditions, including pancreatic cancer.
Clinical studies offer patients an opportunity to try new treatment therapies that are not yet available to the public. Current studies include:
- The role of blood vessel reconstruction in pancreatic cancer treatment
- Preoperative therapies that may improve surgical success rates and long-term cancer relief
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8900 Beverly Blvd., Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90048