Laparoscopic Liver Cancer Surgery

Laparoscopic Liver Resection Comes to University of Rochester

Drs. Christopher Barry, Carlos Marroquin, Randeep Kashyap, and Mark Orloff have begun performing advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, including donor nephrectomy (kidney removal), liver tumor ablation (for liver cancer), and hepatectomy (liver resection). They are the only surgeons in the Rochester area to routinely perform laparoscopic liver surgery, thereby bringing cutting edge surgical skills to the entire region. The laparoscopic approach to liver surgery involves smaller incisions, less postoperative pain, and a quicker recovery time. It is ideally suited to younger patients with benign but potentially malignant liver tumors (e.g., adenoma) and all patients with liver cancer and early stage cirrhosis who are otherwise not candidates for liver transplantation.

See this representative video of a laparoscopic liver tumor removal.