Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery

Our team of physicians at Emirates Specialty Hospital in Dubai is specialized in various cancer surgeries. Whether you require a second opinion or a major operation, our medical experts are always ready to provide you with the science-based, medical advice you need. Supported by our state-of-the-art facility, we provide our patients with unparalleled care. Boasting an excellent team of highly qualified staff makes choosing Emirates Specialty Hospital mean the right choice and best provider for your hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery needs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Our doctors are specialized in various cancer surgeries, including pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, gall bladder cancer and biliary cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).

Those requiring surgery may be experiencing symptoms that are similar to jaundice, where the bile ducts become blocked and the urine and color of the skin and eyes begin to yellow. Greasy skin and dark stool come alongside this. Weight-loss and poor appetite, nausea and vomiting, plus blood clots and gall bladder or liver enlargement are also signs that the body is struggling. Exocrine pancreatic cancer can create an uneven texture underneath the skin, and even diabetes, in sufferers.

Neuroendocrine tumours release excess hormones into the bloodstream resulting in stomach ulcers, diarrhea, high glucose levels in the blood, low blood sugar and mouth irritations.

Blood tests, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer-axial tomography (CT) scans, endoscopic ultrasounds, laparoscopy and X-rays may be used to help diagnose hepatobiliary pancreatic cancer, as well as the biopsy procedure or analysis of tissue under a microscope.

Treatment includes insertion of a stent (a hollow instrument to relieve a blocked area), chemotherapy medication and radiotherapy beams of radiation to target specific areas and kill cancerous cells. Patients may also be given enzyme medications to enhance the process of recovery.

The risks of developing these cancers increase with age but the earlier the disease is caught, the higher and longer the chances of survival.

Doctors at the Emirates Specialty Hospital apply their expertise to guide patients on the steps they should take before surgery to reduce downtime and ensure a quicker recovery. Experts will instruct you on how to look after wounds, what you can and can’t do immediately after surgery, along with what feelings are normal and what to be concerned about after an operation.

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