Contact Us

(206) 223-2319

Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Surgical Center

Learn more about Liver Disease updates

The Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Surgical Center of Excellence aims to provide patient centered, cost effective care of hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) disease using the latest advances in research, techniques, and a multidisciplinary team approach.

Central to these efforts is the HPB team consisting of Scott Helton, MD, Thomas Biehl, MD, Flavio Rocha, MD and Adnan Alseidi, MD, who work closely with our providers in the Liver and Pancreatic Centers of Excellence.

Scott Helton, MD, director, Liver, Pancreatic, and Biliary Surgical Center of Excellence, performing a laparoscopic splenectomy.
Scott Helton, MD, Director, Liver, Pancreatic, and Biliary Surgical Center of Excellence, performing a laparoscopic splenectomy.

Virginia Mason is a high-volume hospital for the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer and our team of experts has shown exemplary outcomes in pancreas cancer treatment, specifically in pancreatic resections.

Watch Dr. Rocha on King 5 News touch on the role of a surgical oncologist, and highlight some of the new surgical and technical advances in treating cancer

According to the Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS), Virginia Mason’s HPB team has participated in a significantly higher number of both Whipple procedures and distal pancreatectomies than other medical institutions in the area. Studies have shown that hospitals that perform a high number of these procedures have lower mortality rates. Additionally, both the average length of stay and cost of care at Virginia Mason for both Whipple procedures and distal pancreatectomies is significantly lower than other medical institutions in the area.

See Virginia Mason's outcomes below:

Whipple Procedures:
Volume

Whipple Procedures - Volume

Click image for larger view

Whipple Procedures:
Avg. Length of Stay

Whipple Procedures - Avg. Length of Stay

Click image for larger view

Whipple Procedures:
Avg. Charges

Whipple Average Charges

Click image for larger view

Distal Pancreatectomy:
Volume

Distal Pancreatectomy - Volume

Click image for larger view

Distal Pancreatectomy:
Avg. Length of Stay

Distal Pancreatectomy - Avg. Length of Stay

Click image for larger view

Distal Pancreatectomy:
Avg. Charges

Distal Pancreatectomy Average Charges

Click image for larger view

Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Disorders

Learn about organizations that offer resources and support for patients with these and other digestive diseases.