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Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Program at Johns Hopkins is built around our team of globally recognized liver and pancreas surgeons. Working with other specialists, our team provides consistent and seamless treatment for patients with malignancies and diseases in the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile duct. During one appointment at the Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic, you will meet with leading medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and nutritionists. These specialists  work together to provide expert medical treatment and deeply compassionate care at every stage of your journey.

Why choose Johns Hopkins?

Johns Hopkins is one of the few centers in the country that performs liver and pancreas operations with both the traditional open method and minimally invasive operations, including robotic and laparoscopic procedures. Our treatments, which utilize a minimally invasive approach, include the Whipple procedure, auto islet surgery, bile duct resections, and liver resections.

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High Volume
Johns Hopkins performs more pancreas surgeries than any other institution in the United States. Each year, our surgeons perform more than 500 pancreatectomies, including approximately 350 Whipple procedures.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our experienced surgeons perform advanced surgical techniques for liver and pancreas operations using minimally-invasive procedures.

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Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins is one of the few hospitals that specializes in diagnosing and treating unresectable pancreatic cancer. Our team will determine if apparent unresectable tumors may be resectable.


Pancreatic Cancer: A Survivor's Story Following Treatment at Johns Hopkins

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor, Joseph ‘Cook’ Edens, III, doesn’t let pancreatic cancer get in the way of living a full life. Edens was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent a Whipple procedure at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Unfortunately, a bout of pancreatitis returned and in 2015, Dr. Christopher Wolfgang and his team performed a total pancreatectomy on Edens, removing his entire pancreas and spleen.


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