The Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers special expertise in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery along with complex abdominal surgical oncology. Mayo Hepatobiliary and Pancreas surgeons are internationally recognized for their high-volume performance of complex procedures with excellent clinical outcomes.

Mayo Clinic surgeons practice in an atmosphere of collaboration and inquiry, carefully analyzing their high-volume surgical practice for ways to improve. The surgeons are involved in many clinical trials evaluating new approaches for liver, pancreas and other complex abdominal diseases that require surgical attention.

Integrated care

Mayo Clinic emphasizes a collaborative team approach allowing accurate diagnoses and surgical intervention in an efficient and timely manner. Surgeons in the division communicate closely with other specialists involved in the care of surgical patients at Mayo Clinic.

The close-knit community of surgeons and their knowledgeable multidisciplinary teams enables delivery of an evidence-based and personalized care plan for each patient.

Personalized medicine

Having all of this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion. Your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, and appointment schedules are coordinated. Highly specialized experts are working together for you. What might take weeks or even months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

More importantly, in many cases, the experts rendering opinions on your care are well-established national leaders widely recognized in their independent fields. Their expertise, coupled with Mayo Clinic's high clinical volume, has created a depth of knowledge and experience with rare diagnoses that many surgeons may only see once in a career.

State-of-the-art surgical facilities

When indicated, surgery is performed at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus or Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus. The operating rooms are specially designed for complex abdominal surgery and are equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment.

Surgical teams: Crucial for effective care

While the excellent surgeons of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery play a critical role in each patient's care, their work is made stronger by their teams.

  • In the operating room, surgeons, surgical technicians, first assistants, operating room nurses and anesthetists work in regular teams. This enhances efficiency and team members' ability to support one another toward facilitating excellent clinical outcomes.
  • Once surgery is complete, the patient's care team on the wards includes a highly qualified nursing staff. Nursing units are highly specialized. This means that nurses know what to look for after complex operations to keep patients as safe and healthy as possible.
  • The nursing team at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. The award recognizes excellence in the delivery of nursing services to patients and an environment that supports professional nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

U.S. patients

Online requests

Telephone requests

Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

Central Appointment Office

  1. 507-538-3270
  2. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Monday through Friday

Doctors within Mayo Clinic's Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery have expertise in rare diagnoses and clinically specialized aspects of surgical care for the people they treat:

Innovative services and special programs

  • Minimally invasive surgery. Mayo Clinic surgeons have been at the forefront of using minimally invasive surgery. Read more about minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques that offer recovery advantages when indicated.

With more than 1,400 people treated using minimally invasive procedures on average each year in the Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic has long been on the forefront of surgical innovation. In turn, our hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeons are national leaders in surgical volume and technique.

Hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeons work with other specialists involved in each person's care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.

Mayo Clinic hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeons have experience treating a wide range of common, complex and rare pancreas, liver, bile duct, gallbladder and related conditions. Mayo surgeons work with a team of doctors and subspecialists to determine the best treatment options for your specific needs.

We also treat complex peritoneal surface conditions, gastric cancers and sarcomas with the assistance of highly specialized multidisciplinary teams.

Case in point: Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary approach to pancreatic cancer

Our division provides surgery-related management and services for the following conditions. Availability of specific services may vary. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:

Mayo hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeons are internationally recognized for their high-volume performance of complex procedures with excellent clinical outcomes.

The experts rendering opinions on your care are well-established national leaders, widely recognized in their independent fields.

Hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeons collaborate with scientists in Mayo Clinic's research facilities to develop new solutions for patients, rapidly leveraging research insights into surgical practice. People who come to Mayo Clinic are frequently among the first to benefit from innovative therapies, new techniques and technology, and clinical research trials.

Expertise in advanced imaging and minimally invasive procedures also dramatically improves the patient experience.

Top-ranked education program. The General Surgery Residency program at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota is ranked among the top-performing programs by U.S. News & World Report and Doximity.

Top-ranked Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as the best gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in every year since 1990 when the rankings were first introduced. Mayo Clinic has also been recognized as a top cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report since it began publishing rankings in 1990.

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as the best gastroenterology and GI surgery hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in every year since, 1990 when the rankings were first established.

Top ranked surgical programs

Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report, reflecting overall excellence but also high scores in the ranking's surgical categories, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiology & heart surgery
  • Ear, nose & throat
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery
  • Neurology & neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology & lung surgery

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Research is integrated into practice at Mayo Clinic, and hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeons are involved in many research studies and clinical trials to discover new and improved methods of treatment. From highly technical studies of cellular and molecular pathways causing cancer growth to clinical studies guiding practice standards, our surgeons are advancing the field on every front.

The list below highlights only a small number of the hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery-related projects Mayo researchers are currently conducting.

Research centers, laboratories and programs

Publications

See a list of publications about hepatobiliary and pancreas-related surgical topics by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Sections