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Resection means the total or partial removal of an organ. The liver's remarkable regenerative ability allows it to continue functioning, even when parts of it are removed.
For people diagnosed with liver cancer, liver resection offers the best chance for cure or long-term survival.
At UPMC’s Liver Cancer Center, our team has extensive experience in:
In fact, UPMC’s liver surgeons pioneered minimally invasive (laparoscopic) liver surgery and have performed this technique more than 250 times — making them one of the most experienced teams in the United States.
Removing a cancerous liver tumor is the surest method of:
The surgical team makes treatment recommendations based on a comprehensive evaluation of each person.
Most candidates for liver resection surgery must meet these requirements:
Tumors located near important blood vessels may require nonsurgical treatment methods, such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
To determine whether liver surgery is a viable option, doctors often use CT scans to: