The board-certified Washington University hepatobiliary-pancreatic and gastrointestinal (HPB-GI) surgeons have established themselves as a major midwestern referral center for disorders of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract. These surgeons treat patients with cancer of the pancreas, liver, bile duct, stomach and duodenum as well as retroperitoneal sarcoma. They also treat nonmalignant conditions such as acute and chronic pancreatitis, liver cysts, bile duct injuries, gallbladder problems and pancreatic cysts
The group has acquired a national reputation as one of the highest-volume liver and pancreas surgery units in the United States. It is also the St. Louis area leader in the number of major liver and pancreatic cancer procedures. Its surgeons perform laparoscopic surgeries for conditions of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract.
Evidence from clinical studies indicates that having procedures done in a specialized, high-volume unit results in better patient outcomes, quicker recovery and lower death rate than at lower-volume centers. This is true for Washington University surgeons in the HPB-GI Surgery Section, who have an exemplary safety record in their hepatobiliary, pancreatic and GI surgeries.
For patient appointments, call the physician numbers below:
William G. Hawkins, MD, Section Chief
Ryan C. Fields, MD
Steven M. Strasberg, MD