Our Program

Keck Medicine of USC surgeons in the liver, pancreatic, and biliary and abdominal organ transplantation surgery group specialize in complex upper abdominal surgery, including live donor liver and kidney transplantation; liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation; and liver surgery, pancreas surgery, and surgery for the gallbladder and rest of the biliary tract. In addition, our operative scope includes surgery for portal hypertension and major arterial and venous surgery of the upper abdomen.

We treat conditions such as pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, tumors and organ failure. Our surgeons have specialized expertise in innovative surgical procedures, including robotic and laparoscopic surgery. We also offer surgical procedures performed without blood transfusions.

Learn more about our specific offerings by reading about our Liver Surgery and Pancreatic Surgery expertise.

Keck Medicine of USC is more than a hospital. We’re an educational institution and a research powerhouse. Your gift helps our surgeon-scientists develop and perfect new lifesaving techniques that will help people for years to come.

Our Approach

Our patients benefit from the collective expertise of a multidisciplinary surgical team. We are able to combine the latest research, advances in patient treatments and education to provide the best possible patient care.

We pioneered and regularly practice the use of transfusion-free surgical procedures that emphasize the conservation of blood products during major abdominal procedures. These transfusion-free techniques are employed regardless of religious affiliation of the patient and promote a smoother recovery.

Our experienced surgical team successfully performed the first live donor transplant between adults in Southern California. We have performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants, and our patient outcomes are consistently among the best in the nation.

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Our Surgeons

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
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USC Healthcare Center 4
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

Specializing In

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

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USC Healthcare Center 1