Comprehensive Hepatobiliary Surgical Program
The hepatobiliary surgical program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the premier programs for complex pediatric hepatobiliary (liver and bile tract) surgery in the world.
Our surgical team has pioneered surgical techniques including the Rex shunt and Abernethy malformation ligation. We have performed over 300 Rex shunt surgeries on patients from all over the world and trained dozens of surgeons on the techniques. Our multidisciplinary approach includes hepatobiliary surgeons, hepatologists, interventional radiologists, oncologists and advanced nurse practitioners who work together in a collaborative approach to tailor interventions to the unique medical needs of each patient.
For more information, or to make a referral, contact our Comprehensive Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery program at 312.227.4040.
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The Hepatobiliary Surgical Program has performed Rex shunt surgeries on children from across the nation and 14 countries.
Conditions We Treat
We treat a wide range of complex liver-related conditions, including:
- Portal hypertension
- Portal vein thrombosis
- Portal hypertension from liver disease
- Portal hypertension from venous outflow problems
- Congenital vascular malformations
- Congenital portosystemic shunts (Abernethy Malformation)
- Congenital and acquired arterio-venous malformations
- Congenital and infantile hepatic hemangiomas
- Advanced Biliary Tract Surgery
- Biliary Atresia
- Alagille Syndrome
- Familial cholestatic diseases
- Choledochal cyst
- Liver Tumors
Hepatobiliary Surgical Program Patient Stories
Our multidisciplinary team has improved the lives of children enduring cancerous liver tumors and other complex congenital liver and kidney conditions. Here are some of their stories.