Center for Transplantation

Hepatobiliary Overview

New diagnostic and surgical capabilities have enabled the UMC hepatobiliary team to better treat cancers of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts as well as other diseases affecting these organs. Our skilled hepatobiliary team, comprised of surgeons, gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, radiologists and pathologists, work together to provide surgical treatment for the following problems:


  • Bile duct injuries after Gallbladder Surgery and Endoscopy
  • Carcinoma of the gallbladder
  • Malignant tumors of the bile duct
  • Bile duct strictures
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis


  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Malignant neoplasms of the pancreas
  • Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas
  • Pancreatic islet cell tumors


  • Hepatic trauma
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Metastatic neoplasms of the liver
  • Benign tumors and cysts of the liver
  • Portal hypertension (portasystemic shunts)

With the use of CT, MRI, endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and laparoscopy, all patients with malignancies are staged pre-operatively. Following staging, the UMC hepatobiliary team works in conjunction with the patient and the referring physician to determine the treatment best suited for the condition. Because choosing a treatment plan is an important decision, we review the benefits and disadvantages of each option.

Why Choose Us?
The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Center for Transplantation offers comprehensive specialty care for diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile duct. We emphasize ongoing communication with referring physicians and incorporate them in the decision process of their patient's medical management. After treatment, we follow up our care with an organized discharge report to the referring physician. At UMC, our focus is on providing experienced, personalized care for all patients.

Referrals and Appointments
To refer a patient for hepatobiliary surgery or to make a consultation appointment to see our Hepatobiliary Surgeons, please call 702-671-5150.