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.

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.

Liver Transplant and Immunosuppressive Drug Research

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.