Providence Liver and Pancreas Center
The Providence Liver and Pancreas Clinic 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.
And, we’re backed by Providence Medical Group’s extensive network of specialty doctors and care providers to ensure every aspect of your care is covered.
The conditions we treat at Providence Liver and Pancreas Surgery in Spokane include:
- Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
- Choledochal cysts
- Gallbladder cancer
- Gallstones (cholelithiasis)
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Benign liver tumors
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer)
- Liver cysts
- Liver metastases (secondary liver cancer)
- Ampullary cancer
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Pancreatic cancer
- Pancreatic neuroendocrine (islet cell) tumors
- Pancreatic pseudocysts
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 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.
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.
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.