We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You
At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.
How We Make Sure You Are Safe
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doctors and care teams are taking extra precautions to make your visit as safe as possible.
Testing and Screening
Masks and Protective Equipment
If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-1508 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
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Video Visits (Telemedicine)
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*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.
Comprehensive Treatment for
Liver and Pancreas Diseases
The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins provides minimally-invasive procedure options for patients diagnosed with cancer and diseases in the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile duct. Our surgeons provide specialized treatment and compassionate care at every stage of your journey.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins for
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery
Leaders in HPB Treatment
At Johns Hopkins, we have one of the highest surgical volumes for hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery in the nation, our experienced surgeons are leaders in pancreas and liver surgery. We offer second opinions for both liver and pancreatic cancer.
More Treatment Options
Our surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating liver and pancreatic cancer through minimally invasive and robotic surgery. We are able to schedule patients within 24-48 hours after record review.
Advanced Cancer Treatment
We treat metastatic and advanced cancers that may not be able to be removed surgically (unresectable).
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery
There are several different types of surgical procedures offered to patients which include the following:
Auto islet surgery is used to treat chronic pancreatitis, which usually requires a total pancreatectomy. In many cases, patients who are candidates for auto islet transplant surgery are also candidates for a minimally invasive, approach. Your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for islet transplant surgery.
A distal pancreatectomy is the removal of the body and tail of the pancreas. During this procedure, the head of the pancreas is left in tact.
A total pancreatectomy is the removal of the entire pancreas.
There are two options for minimally invasive liver surgery at Johns Hopkins which includes a total laparoscopic liver resection and total robotic liver resection.
The type of liver surgery offered is based on a variety of factors, such as the biology, size and location of lesions in the liver and whether someone qualifies as a candidate for this procedure. These options will be discussed with you by your surgeon and all available information will be considered before making the most appropriate decision together.
A successful minimally invasive liver resection will typically leave a patient with smaller incisions, less surgical pain, a quicker recovery and potential earlier adjuvant treatment, if needed.
The Whipple procedure, also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy, is an operation that is necessary to remove tumors on the top of the pancreas, lower portion of the bile duct, and the ampulla of Vater (a small opening that enters into the first portion of the small intestine, known as the duodenum).
The procedure, which can be done robotically or laparoscopically, removes the entire head of the pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and surrounding lymph nodes. In the pylorus-preserving version of the Whipple procedure, the entire stomach is left behind. In the standard version of the Whipple procedure, one-third of the stomach is removed. The intestinal tract is reconnected through the pancreas, bile duct and stomach.
Our multidisciplinary team specialize in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and provide the best quality of care for patients.Find an Expert
Learn more about the treatment and research programs that specialize in all conditions of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile duct.