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.