Bile Duct Cancer
Bile duct cancer treatment is a particular strength of SCMSC.
Cancer Surgery for the Bile Duct
He sees patients throughout the Southern California area, with offices in Sherman Oaks, Valencia, and Porter Ranch with a new location opening in Tarzana in the near future.
Bile Duct Cancer Q & A
Where does cancer in bile ducts develop?
What are the symptoms of bile duct cancer?
What are the risk factors associated with bile duct cancer?
- Older age
- Alcohol consumption
- Smoke tobacco
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Chronic liver disease
- Bile duct cyst (choledochal cyst)
- Genetics: In the U.S., the risk of bile duct tumors or cancer is highest among Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. Worldwide, this type of cancer is more common in Southeast Asia and China.
Why is surgical treatment so important?
When cancer occurs near the bottom of the duct, some of the nearby pancreas may need to be removed. If the cancer occurs in the top part of the duct, Dr. Eghbalieh must remove the affected duct and part of the liver. If a significant portion of the duct is removed, Dr. Eghbalieh reconstructs the remaining duct to attach it back to the small intestine.
What to do next about liver and bile duct cancer
Bile duct cancer, also known as Cholangiocarcinoma, requires surgery that’s often complex, as surrounding organs may also be affected. Dr. Babak Eghbalieh at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center is a highly-experienced bile duct cancer surgeon. As a Hepatobiliary Pancreatic surgeon and a specialist in robot-assisted surgery, he produces superior results. If you’re faced with bile duct cancer, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Eghbalieh.
He sees patients throughout the Southern California area, with offices in Sherman Oaks, Valencia, and Porter Ranch with a new location opening in Tarzana.
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