We surgically remove cancer from the liver, even when tumors have spread to both sides of the organ. Called a staged liver resection, this sophisticated approach allows us to treat patients who may have heard their cancer is inoperable.
Our surgical oncologists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care are the only ones in the region with the training and expertise to perform two operations to remove parts of the liver affected by cancer. This advanced treatment allows time for the liver to regenerate – or grow back – healthy tissue. The healthy portion of the liver then can function properly, even after the remaining diseased portion is removed.
In some cases with large tumors present, we help the liver regrow before surgery by blocking off the tumor with radiological therapy called portal vein embolization. The procedure cuts off the blood supply to the tumor, which encourages healthy tissue growth on the other side of the liver. After sufficient liver tissue has regrown, our oncologists remove the tumor surgically.