Liver and Pancreas Service
The University of Tennessee Medical Center Liver and Pancreas Service is designed to meet the comprehensive needs of patients with benign and malignant diseases involving the liver and bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, and the duodenum. We have developed a unique multidisciplinary team who focuses on providing curative and palliative treatments across the continuum of inpatient and outpatient care.
Our core team includes oncology and hepatobiliary-trained surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists and nurse navigators. The team is dedicated to achieving the highest national standards and reaching patients in the most at-risk areas of East Tennessee.
Our team treats the following conditions:
- Ampullary tumors and duodenal tumors
- Benign and Malignant primary liver tumors
- Metastatic liver tumors (from the breast, colon or other GI sites)
- Bile duct tumors (cholangiocarcinoma or Klatskin tumors)
- Gallbladder tumors
- Benign and malignant pancreas tumors
- Pseudocysts and other complications of pancreatitis
- Duodenal tumors or strictures
Our team offers the following services:
- Same-day, multidisciplinary clinic
- Tumor Board
- Individualized treatment plan for each patient
- Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) liver and pancreas surgery
- Open, laparoscopic and percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
- Radioembolization (Yittrium-90)
- Portal Vein Embolization (PVE)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) with vascular resection and reconstruction
- Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinic trials
- Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)
- Genetic Consultation
Initial appointments are guaranteed within 5 days. Cases are reviewed by the core team prior to arrival and every attempt will be made to schedule all initial consultations on the same day, in our newly formed multidisciplinary clinic.
For more information, please call 865.305.4487.