|Dr. Iannitti discusses the HPB Program at Carolinas Medical CenterPaired Donation at Carolinas HealthCare System
The Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Program is composed of a team of physicians, fellows, nurse practitioners and nurses who provide specialized care to patients with diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.
Liver and pancreatic diseases are becoming increasingly complex and patients with these conditions face critical decisions. Carolinas Medical Center provides comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary approach, allowing patients to benefit from the expertise of many specialists and support services.
Advanced Techniques and Technologies
Due to our surgical team's expertise, our patients benefit from the latest techniques and technologies in treating HPB disease, including interventional radiology, medical oncology, therapeutic endoscopy with EUS and ERCP and radiation therapy. Our physicians are fellowship-trained and nationally recognized for their experience in the use of minimally invasive approach to treatment. In fact, Carolinas Medical Center is one of only a handful of hospitals to use robotic surgery to treat pancreatic disease.
HPB Surgeons and General Surgery Research Physicians were recently invited to present at the ninth World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Buenos Aires, Argentina- a five day meeting of more than 2,000 liver and pancreas experts from around the world.
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Our physician team includes:
- David Iannitti, MD, FACS, hepatobiliary surgeon and program chief, specializing in microwave ablation techniques
- John Martinie, MD, FACS, hepatobiliary surgeon and laparoscopic robotic surgery specialist | Watch video on robotic surgery
- Ryan Swan, MD, hepatobiliary surgeon
- Mark Russo, MD, FACS, renowned transplant hepatologist and director of CMC's Liver Transplant Center
- Andrew Dries, MD, gastroenterologist, specializing in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and therapeutic endoscopy
Commonly Treated Conditions
Bile duct stones
Cystic liver disease
Fatty liver disease
Neuro endocrine tumors
Pancreatic cystic neoplasm
Biliary resection and reconstructions
ERCP with biliary endoscopy
Extended liver resections
Laparoscopic/robotic pancreatic resection
Minimally invasive approach to HPB Surgery
Radiofrequency ablation/microwave ablation
Whipple with vascular resection with reconstruction