Liver & Pancreas Videos

Minimally Invasive Liver Resection:

Laparoscopic tools allow Emory doctors to perform minimally invasive liver resections. An operation that used to require opening the abdominal cavity is done through a few small incisions, using specially designed cameras and tools. This approach allows for quicker recovery and most patients return home a few days after their procedure.

 

Liver Transplant Cholangiocarcinoma Treatment:

The Emory Transplant Center offers a new protocol to treat bile duct cancer, an aggressive disease that tends to spread locally. Combining radiation and chemotherapy with a liver transplant, this protocol ensures that all of the cancer is removed during surgery and offers hope to patients diagnosed with this historically lethal disease.

 

Transplant Immunology Research - Immunosuppressive Drugs:

Emory is at the forefront of transplant immunology research, using groundbreaking strategies to prevent rejection of transplanted organs by establishing true immune tolerance with drugs that are less toxic and have less side effects (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney toxicity and diabetes) than traditional immunosuppressants.

 

Domino Liver Transplant:

In July 2009, transplant surgeons at Emory University Hospital were the first in the state of Georgia to perform a very rare domino liver transplant procedure. In effect, the procedure is saving two lives and curing one rare disease (Maple Syrup Urine Disease - MSUD) in a 24-year-old patient, and dramatically improving the quality of life in the other patient, who has suffered a lifetime battle with hemophilia, and more recently hepatitis C.

Whipple Surgery: For Cancer of the Pancreas:

Emory surgeons are leading the way towards perfecting the Whipple procedure. This major surgical operation is performed to treat cancers of the head of the pancreas, the distal bile duct, or the duodenum, and also to treat pancreatitis. The surgery is performed in two stages.