Message from the Director of the Department
We are mainly responsible for liver transplantation and hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HBP) surgeries. Complex surgeries and refractory cancers characterize HBP surgery. Still, by entirely using advanced surgical techniques and perioperative management, Okayama University Hospital boasts one of the highest numbers of surgeries and surgical outcomes in Japan. In recent years, we have also focused on laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as liver transplantation and the challenge of advanced cancer.
We face patients suffering from illnesses with courage and sincerity and do our best to give them hope and a future with the best and most appropriate surgery.
Department of Hepato-Biliary-
Pancreatic SurgeryYuzo Umeda
Scope of Target Diseases
Liver transplantation is performed for end-stage cirrhosis and acute liver failure in pediatric and adult patients. In addition, liver resection and pancreatectomy are performed for HBP malignancies.
Features and Description of Medical Care
We have developed a close medical care system with the Department of Gastroenterology and the Department of Radiology to provide optimal, high-quality cancer treatment for each patient, from accurate cancer evaluation to perioperative chemotherapy. Postoperative management is also conducted with the Perioperative Management Center to enhance recovery after surgery. Our strength lies not only in surgery but also in the fact that we can maintain safe and excellent surgical outcomes through medical cooperation and team care. Furthermore, in recent years, we have been focusing on minimally invasive surgeries, mainly laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. In particular, we have become one of the most advanced programs in Japan for robotic surgery.