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 312.227.4030.


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.

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.

Maddy Ray Beats Cancer Before Turning One After Surgery at Lurie Children’s

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Family Travels Thousands of Miles for Life-Saving Surgery at Lurie Children’s

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At Lurie Children’s, Surgeon Offers a Cure for Baby with Rare Liver Disorder

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Fresh Air: Lurie Children’s Surgeon Helps Florida Boy Breathe on His Own

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