Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

Message from the Director of the Department

We mainly perform treatment, research, and education for diseases in the hepato-biliary-pancreatic field.


Department of Hepato-Biliary-
Pancreatic Surgery
Takahito Yagi

Scope of Target Diseases

  • End-stage liver disease and acute hepatic failure (such as fulminant hepatitis) that are within the scope of liver transplantation
  • Liver cancer (primary and metastatic : endoscopic & open surgery)
  • Biliary tract cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer (robotic, endoscopic and open surgery)
  • Benign diseases such as gallstone (endoscopic surgery) and intrahepatic gallstone
  • Congenital diseases such as pancreaticobiliary malfunction and congenital choledochal cyst
  • Splenectomy and shunting for portal hypertension

Features and Description of Medical Care

The therapeutic scope of our department includes general surgical disease with specific emphasis on gastroenterological surgery and transplantation surgery. Treatment is performed by a team of specialized surgeons for conduct of a safe surgical operation that is generally regarded as difficult, such as esophageal cancer and hepato-biliary-pancreatic cancer. We also endeavor to perform minimally invasive surgery for aged or high-risk patients as well as function-sparing surgery to maintain QOL. Furthermore, we have introduced robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery for pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy. We achieved over 480 cases of liver transplantation up to Apr. 2022. and also succeeded the first case of simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation in Japan in 2012.

For outpatient visits

• Our outpatient clinic is open in the mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. A visit on Friday is recommended for examination and consultation for liver transplantation or simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation.
• For return visits, the next visit date is registered. A reservation card is given after examination.
• For emergencies, a duty doctor is always on call in the inpatient ward. Direct ward phone number: 086-235-7857

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