Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Transplantation

Overview

The Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Transplantation at Burjeel Medical City (BMC), Abu Dhabi treats patients suffering from ailments related to the liver, the pancreas, and the biliary system. This department is a subspecialty of surgical oncology and practices evidence-based medicine to determine the best possible treatment plans for patients.

Equipped with modern facilities and the latest technologies, the hepatopancreatobiliary unit offers a wide array of treatments for an extensive range of benign and malignant diseases afflicting the liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts deals with all their cases with a comprehensive approach in order to provide exceptional healthcare services. They specialize in minimally invasive procedures that lower patient recovery time and avoid unnecessary hospital admission days. Each case that gets treated in this department adheres to strict international guidelines to ensure quality service.

As part of the Burjeel Solid Organ Transplant Program, the Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Transplantation Department provides pre-transplant evaluation and post-transplant care in addition to transplant surgery for patients suffering from organ failure.

Conditions We Treat
  • Cirrhosis
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Alagille syndrome
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Primary biliary cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
Treatments We Offer
  • Liver resection
  • Portal hypertension surgery
  • Liver transplantation surgery
  • Multi-visceral cancer resection
  • Kidney transplantation surgery
  • Pancreatobiliary cancer resection
  • Distal splenorenal shunt procedure
  • Radioembolisation of liver tumors
  • Microwave ablation (MWA) of liver tumors
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors
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Team that Cares

Dr. Venkat Sainaresh Vellanki

Director and HOD - Transplant Nephrology, Consultant Nephrology

Dr. Rehan Saif

Director - Transplant Surgery for Burjeel Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Clinical Lead - HPB Surgery, Consultant General Surgery

Dr. Ramamurthy Ganesan Baskaran

Consultant Anaesthesiology & Transplant Anaesthesia