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Conditions and Treatments

Providence Liver and Pancreas is a multidisciplinary program that provides clinical services and cutting-edge therapies for patients with cancerous or non-cancerous conditions of the liver, pancreas and biliary system.

Liver and Pancreas Treatments:

  • Surgical Resection: For certain patients diagnosed with cancers of the liver, pancreas or biliary system, surgery (resection) offers the best chance for cure or long-term survival.
  • Laparoscopic Surgery: Laparoscopic surgery involves removing certain benign or malignant tumors through three or four half-inch incisions. Laparoscopic surgery usually results in faster recovery, less pain and scarring.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: For people with inoperable primary or metastatic liver tumors, RFA is an exciting new approach to destroying tumors in the liver. This procedure helps to shrink the tumor by placing a probe through an incision in the body so tiny electrodes can destroy cancer cells with heat.
  • Intrahepatic Chemotherapy/Chemoembolization: For people diagnosed with liver cancer, chemoembolization is the process of injecting chemotherapy drugs into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor in the liver.

Conditions

The conditions we treat at Providence Liver and Pancreas Surgery in Spokane, WA include:

Bile Ducts

Liver

Pancreas