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GW Liver & Pancreas Institute for Quality

The GW Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality (LPIQ) offers innovative and state of the art treatments for patients with Pancreas, Liver, Bile Duct, Duodenum and Gallbladder diseases. The executive director and colleagues offer a combined experience of over 40 years of experience in the field of hepatobiliary surgery and treatments. In these conditions, experience and team matters to patient outcomes. We offer some of the best outcomes of any center in the country. With well over 1000 combined pancreas resections and 700 liver resections, the center offers nationally superior outcomes in a specialized environment.

Our team not only offers surgical approaches to the most complex conditions but also combines expertise in Interventional ablative techniques, Vascular reconstruction, Targeted Precision Drug Therapies, Advanced Stereotactic Body Radiation Treatment, Multidisciplinary Oncologic Pre-Treatment Planning, Clinical Trials and Perioperative Care. In addition, our Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Program Manager provide personalized care with informative and open communication between patients and referring physician caregivers.

Center Treatments:

  • Primary and Second Opinion for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
  • Innovative and Complex Surgery for Pancreas Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Pancreas Resection/Whipple for Benign and Malignant Conditions
  • Minimally Invasive Liver Resection for Benign and Malignant Conditions
  • Combined Pancreas Resection with Vascular Reconstruction
  • Interventional Ablation Techniques
  • Targeted Precision Drug Therapies
  • Advanced Stereotactic Body Radiation Treatment
  • Multidisciplinary Oncologic Pre-Treatment Planning and Clinical Trials
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Program Manager for Personalized Care
  • Specialized Perioperative Care

Diseases and Conditions:

  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Diseases of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts
  • Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Pancreas, Liver, Bile Ducts, Duodenum and Gallbladder
  • Liver Masses and Lesions
  • Pancreas Cystic Lesions
  • Bile Duct and Pancreas Injuries
  • Pancreatic Cancer Genetic Testing in High Risk Individuals (Ruth Paul Cancer Genetics and Prevention Service)
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Patient Stories

  • Weight Loss Surgery Success - Chuck Carroll

    At my heaviest, I weighed 420 pounds with a 66-inch waist and wore a size 6XL shirt. Walking up a single flight of stairs took every ounce of energy I had while walking across the street felt as though I had run a marathon. I couldn’t even fit in a regular chair. Flash forward nearly 10 years and I am 275 pounds lighter! I proudly shop off the rack for 32-inch waist pants and small shirts. And I don’t just walk up the stairs now, ...

  • Tiffany’s Bariatric Surgery Story

    Making the decision to have Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2016 was one of the toughest, but best decisions I have made in my life. At my heaviest I was 340+ pounds and I felt defeated, ashamed, lonely, and depressed. Anytime I would walk past a mirror I would just want to cry and hide. Now almost two years later I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life. I can climb a flight (or four) of stairs without feeling like I’ll ...

  • A Patient's Story

    Battling high blood pressure and immobility, Arlene knew she had to lose weight. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she turned to our surgical weight loss providers for gastric bypass to jump start her journey to improved health. Listen to her story.