The Royal Free centre for hepato-pancreatic-biliary (HPB) surgery and liver transplantation has an expert surgical team providing treatment for all conditions affecting the liver, pancreas and biliary tree for a population of between two and three million.
The department consists of seven HPB surgeons and eight transplant surgeons working in partnership with a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team, with strong links to oncology, hepatology and interventional radiology. The team provides the most advanced techniques in liver transplantation including split livers, non heart-beating donors as well as live donor liver transplants.
The Royal Free Hospital is also the designated North London Pancreatic Cancer surgical site for the combined twin network of North Central London and the Mount Vernon networks with the surgeons from Mount Vernon operating at the Royal Free site. Patients benefit from the knowledge and experience of some of the most highly regarded liver and HPB specialists in the world, who have experience of treating the most complex conditions. The team also has a wide clinical and academic interest especially in cholangiocarcinoma, acute and chronic pancreatitis and advanced techniques such as portal vein embolisation and two-stage liver resection.
An on-call HPB surgeon is available for urgent referrals and emergency cover of pancreaticobiliary and liver trauma. This service can be accessed through the Royal Free Hospital switchboard.