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Liver/Bile Surgery – What We Treat
The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI) at Mount Sinai is a leader in providing minimally invasive surgical approaches to localized liver/bile duct (hepatobiliary) and pancreatic cancers. Surgery has long been the main treatment for these cancers, and highly skilled surgeons at Mount Sinai pioneered groundbreaking, safe surgical transplantation procedures decades ago. Mount Sinai surgeons are now at the forefront in providing alternative surgical options to transplantation such as surgical liver resection, which removes the affected parts of the liver rather than the entire organ.
Using the most advanced imaging techniques, we are able to detect tumors at their earliest, most curable stages. We offer a comprehensive, compassionate approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of liver cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic tumors, metatastatic cancers of the liver, and benign liver tumors, as well as pancreatic cancer and benign pancreatic cysts and tumors.
Our Innovative, Multidisciplinary Approach
Our goal is to comprehensively evaluate the needs of each patient and develop an individualized treatment plan. We do this by drawing on the expertise of our team of multiple specialists, including surgeons who specialize in liver/bile duct and pancreatic surgery, hepatologists, pathologists, and interventional radiologists, among others. Because we are embedded in one of the nation's leading hospitals and a highly-ranked medical school, we are able to draw on its vast resources including medical experts and researchers in a wide range of disciplines.
Liver Transplantation Services
For patients who are not candidates for minimally invasive surgery or other minimally invasive treatment modalities, we offer transplantation and the full spectrum of care associated with it – from diagnosis to pre-transplant treatment to the transplant itself to post-operative monitoring. One of the outstanding features of our program is the exceptional continuity of care we offer. Patients are tracked by the same team of providers pre- and post-transplant.
Through our Zweig Family Center for Living Donation we offer family members, friends, and others comprehensive evaluation services to determine their eligibility for live liver donor transplant. For patients in need of a liver transplant, living donation can alleviate the waiting period of a deceased organ donor. All prospective living donors must undergo a thorough medical evaluation, as must all candidates for a liver transplant.
If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, please call: 212-241-8035. For information about the Zweig Family Center for Living Donation or to schedule an appointment, please call the Zweig Family Center for Living Donation at 212-659-8096.
We Can Help
For additional assistance from an outreach liaison, please contact:
Sharyn Kreitzer, MSW
Senior Outreach Liaison
Tel: 212-731-RMTI (7684)
Adult Liver Diseases, Liver/Bile Duct Surgery, and Liver Transplantation
Pediatric Liver Diseases/Liver Transplantation Program
Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Program
Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
The Zweig Family Center for Living Donation