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Liver Cancer and Hepatobiliary Program

Tampa General Hospital's Liver Cancer and Hepatobiliary Program treats both primary and secondary liver cancers, as well as noncancerous liver masses.  Our program is the only liver cancer program on the west coast of Florida to offer transplantation as a curative therapy. TGH's Liver Cancer and Hepatobiliary Program also treats cancers spread to the liver from other areas of the body such as breast, colon and lung cancer.  Other types of noncancerous liver lesions treated include hemangiomas, focal nodular hyperplasias (FNH), and adenomas.  For patients with inoperable cancer, our program offers compassionate care with advanced clinical trials and palliative care treatment options. The most common type of primary liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  HCC accounts for approximately three out of four cancers that start in the liver.  In addition to HCC, our physicians treat cholangiocarcinomas, which are cancers that arise from the bile ducts and account for one to two out of every 10 cancers.

 The Tampa General Hospital cancer center offers patients a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services including the following:

  • Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Cryoablation
  • Yttrium-90 internal radiation
  • Oral chemotherapy with Sorafenib (Nexavar)
  • Surgical re-section
  • Transplantation
  • Electroporation
  • Liver resection
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians provides services in hepatology, hepatobiliary and transplant surgery, as well as interventional radiology and oncology.  Our program provides comprehensive evaluation of patients with benign and malignant tumors and offers rapid diagnosis and personalized care. Clinical trials in the areas of unresectable liver cancer, liver transplantation, and the epidemiology of liver transplant are underway to provide an opportunity for patients to become enrolled in studies that might not be available elsewhere. 
Physicians see patients at our Tampa General Medical Group Transplant & Specialty Services location at 409 Bayshore Blvd.
For more information about the Liver Cancer and Hepatobiliary Program, please call (813) 844-5480.