The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgery, a subspecialty of surgery, involves treatment of both malignant and benign diseases of the pancreas, liver, and biliary tree. This type of surgery can be quite complex, requiring specialized training along with years of experience. Dr. Sandeep Sabnis is a renowned Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary specialist in Nashik who has a dedicated HPB Surgery Program for providing state-of-the-art treatment to the patients. He works together with other hepato-biliary surgeons, GI specialists, nurse practitioners, and specialists in medical oncology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, genetics, and more.
The patients have access to dedicated endoscopy suites that use the most advanced equipment for carrying out different hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical procedures. Dr. Sabnis and his team offer a wide range of diagnostic and remedial services for better management of diseases, such as portal hypertension, HPB malignancies, diseases of the bile duct and gallbladder, and diseases of the liver.
Before developing a treatment plan for a patient with HPB disease, the specialist would start analyzing his/her health history and perform a thorough physical examination. The doctor might then advise:
• Blood tests like liver function tests (LFT) can be used for diagnosing liver diseases. Several other blood tests may also be prescribed for detecting specific liver or genetic issues.
• Imaging tests, including an ultrasound, MRI, and CT scan that shows liver damage.
• Tissue analysis, which involves removal of tissue sample from the liver (biopsy).
Dr. Sabnis performs complex pancreatic, hepatic, and biliary surgeries using minimally invasive procedures, when appropriate, through laparoscopic or robotic surgical techniques.
An experienced team of gastroenterologists, onco-surgeons, and HPB surgeons, led by Dr. Sabnis, offers high-quality care to patients suffering from HPB malignancies, including hepato-pancreatico-biliary cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and gastro-intestinal stromal tumor.
• Whipple’s Procedure: A complex surgery for treating widespread tumor of the bowels, pancreas, and bile duct
• Hepatectomy: Is a surgical procedure carried out for the removal of a part or the entire liver that has been affected by cancer
• Bile Duct Excision: It is a Hepato-Biliary surgery performed to remove the gallbladder or bile duct outside the liver that has been damaged by cancer.
• Liver Transplant: Is a surgery done to remove an ailing liver that has ceased to function properly, and then replace it with a healthy one donated by a person who is brain dead.
• Extended Liver Resections: These are procedures done to treat advanced stages of gallbladder cancer.
A team of specialized radiologists, gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, radiation and medical oncologists, along with other supporting staff works in multidisciplinary patterns for treating an array of liver diseases, including liver cysts, hydatid cyst, liver trauma, chronic hepatitis, acute hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver cell adenoma, bile duct and liver cancer, Wilson’s disease, hyperoxaluria, cirrhosis, and acute liver failure.
• Liver Resections: Are minimally invasive procedures, involving the removal of whole or a portion of the liver, which has been damaged by a tumor or disease. Liver resection is done in any of the four ways – lobectomy, sectionectomy, extended resection, and segmentectomy.
• Liver Transplant: A surgeon would remove an ailing liver that is not functioning properly and replace it with a healthy one donated by a person (who has been declared brain dead) through this surgical process. This treatment is possibly suitable for those who have chronic liver disease or acute liver failure.
Dr. Sabnis is committed to treating all his patients with care, compassion, and medical excellence. He provides comprehensive post-operative care to improve a patient’s quality of life.