Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, Hepatobiliary Surgery

Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, Hepatobiliary Surgery

Research shows that major complications and mortality risks are lower at medical centers that perform a high volume of complicated gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgeries like minimally invasive liver resections or Whipple procedures for pancreatic cysts and tumors. 

That’s why choosing a hospital for surgery could be the most important decision you ever make. Each year, Beaumont surgeons perform thousands of comprehensive surgical treatments involving the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and intestine. Our gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgeons work closely with faculty of our nationally recognized divisions of Gastroenterology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine to provide a team approach designed to meet each patient’s individual needs.

Key Highlights

  • Innovative robotic-assisted surgical approaches for benign and malignant esophageal disease
  • Minimally-invasive laparoscopic approaches for gastric, pancreatic and liver resection when appropriate
  • Integrative therapy including surgical resection, radiofrequency ablation, radioembolization, chemoembolization, and cryotherapy for liver tumors

Common Disorders

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Pancreatic Conditions

  • pancreas cancer
  • cystic lesions of the pancreas 
  • intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, or IPMN
  • acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • pancreatic pseudocyst

Hepatobiliary Conditions

  • gallstones and bile duct stones
  • bile duct stricture
  • bile duct injury
  • bile duct cancer


  • primary liver cancer
  • liver metastasis
  • benign liver cysts and tumors
  • parasitic cysts of the liver (Ecchinococcal or Hydatid disease) 

Special Surgeries Procedures Offered

Gastrointestinal Surgeries and Procedures

  • transhiatal esophagectomy
  • laparoscopic esophagectomy
  • laparoscopic antireflux procedures (Nissen fundoplication)
  • laparoscopic partial gastrectomy

Pancreatic Surgeries and Procedures

  • Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) 
  • laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
  • Peustow procedure (pancreaticojejunostomy) 

Gallbladder and bile ducts

  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy (single-incision)
  • reconstruction of bile duct strictures or injury
  • resection of ampullary tumor with sphincter reconstruction
  • ERCP with sphincterotomy for stone removal
  • endoscopic bile duct stent

Hepatobiliary Surgeries and Procedures

  • liver transplant
  • minimally invasive liver resection 
  • radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors 
  • integrative liver therapy with interventional radiology 


Beaumont offers patients with gastrointestinal, pancreatic or hepatobiliary malignancy the opportunity to participate in clinical trials though our involvement with the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. Additionally, the Beaumont tumor registry provides a database for ongoing clinical research. New initiatives for the evaluation and follow-up of patients with cystic lesions of the pancreas are being used to help define the natural history and cancer risk of these abnormalities.