Liver and Pancreas Surgery | Transplant | 20016 | Washington, DC | MedStar Health

The Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Front of the MedStar Georgetown Hospital building with cherry blossoms in the foreground
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
2nd Floor, PHC Building
Washington, DC 20007

Providing expertise in liver and pancreas surgery for adults and children

MedStar Health’s Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery is the only minimally invasive hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery program in the region. Our fellowship-trained surgeons excel at minimally invasive procedures, including robotic, laparoscopic, and hybrid approaches in addition to open surgical techniques, for the full spectrum of care:
  • Whipple procedures with venous and arterial reconstructions

  • Distal pancreatectomy with celiac axis resections

  • Minimally invasive pancreatic enucleation

  • Laparoscopic and robotic distal pancreatectomy, with an option for spleen preservation

  • Total pancreatectomy with auto islet cell transplantation

  • Laparoscopic and open pancreatic debridement for severe necrotizing pancreatitis

  • Drainage procedures for patients with chronic pancreatitis

Why choose us?

Nationally recognized leaders with world-class expertise

MedStar Health’s Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery is home to some of the most experienced specialists to be found—anywhere—in the field today. The Center is the only minimally invasive program in the region focusing on robotic, laparoscopic and hybrid surgical approaches in addition to open surgical techniques including vascular resection and reconstruction.

The team is skilled in every available technique for adults and children, including highly advanced procedures unavailable elsewhere. Our surgeons are innovators who have developed a variety of new surgical techniques for liver, pancreas, and bile duct disease, some adapting transplantation techniques. As a result, our team may offer complex resection for locally advanced tumors that would not be considered respectable elsewhere.

Patient stories

Improving liver and pancreas surgery through research

MedStar Health is changing the future of liver and pancreas surgical care, while giving patients access to more promising new approaches through clinical trials.

The Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery carries out basic, clinical, and translational research to improve current care and advance knowledge, practices, and techniques. The Center for Translational Transplant Medicine, our research center in the Georgetown University School of Medicine, brings together disease groups and specialists, laboratory scientists, and transplant physicians to develop innovative responses to current clinical problems.

Visiting our hospital

Jackson Pratt drain care

Watch Cassandra Terry, PA, and Lauren Chapnick, NP, demonstrate how to take care of your post-surgical drain at home.

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MedStar Health participates with most major health insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to make sure your plan is covered.