UCSF Liver Transplant Service and the NEW Hepatobiliary Service HBS. Nancy L. Ascher, MD, PhD Professor and Chair UCSF Department of Surgery. The Nathan Bass UCSF Liver Transplant Conference 2011. New HB(P)S Hepatobiliary Pancreas Service.
Nancy L. Ascher, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
UCSF Department of Surgery
The Nathan Bass UCSF Liver Transplant Conference 2011
New service bringing together individuals with interest/expertise in liver surgery, disease management, and pathology.
Caveat: Patients with underlying chronic liver disease are still cared for on the liver (Tx) service where expertise in management of hepatic decompensation is optimal.
Dispersed practitioners in multiple hospitals and services “individually” treating patients with complex HB problems. This traditional model is prone to fostering non-uniform and in some case, suboptimal treatment strategies.
Establish a unified group (TEAM) of surgeons with the common goal of providing optimal care specifically for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder and bile ducts.
An essential element of this HB surgical service will be to integrate as part of a comprehensive multidisciplinary disease treatment team consisting of Surgery, Gastroenterology, Diagnostic and Intervention Radiology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Pathology and Anesthesiology. Ideally, all patients will be reviewed by our Multidisciplinary team and be offered the best combination treatment strategies.
Implementation of Multidisciplinary Conference:
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