Liver & Pancreas Tumors
The liver is a common site for metastasis from other primary tumors. In certain conditions like metastasis from colorectal cancer and neuroendocrine tumors, resection of the metastatic liver disease could lead to cure. Surgical resection of liver metastasis is the standard of care, and surgical evaluation for possible resection should be undertaken prior to any other interventions. At Surgical Associates, we use minimally invasive surgery for resection of certain liver lesions that are amenable to that approach and we combine our experience and knowledge in surgical oncology, liver transplantation and minimally invasive surgery to provide our patients with the best results possible from a complex surgical procedure.
Pancreas tumors are usually very aggressive. Surgical resection of the pancreas (whipple procedure) remains essential for any meaningful long term survival and possible cure. Most tumors present in advanced stage, and usually are not amenable to surgical resection. However, certain tumors that are initially not amenable to surgical resection could become resectable after chemoradiation therapy with a reasonable cure rate. At Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – Surgical Specialists we adopt an aggressive approach to the treatment of pancreatic cancer; we discuss our cases in a multidisciplinary tumor board to come out with the best possible treatment approach to this aggressive malignancy.