Why Choose Us
Advanced care for challenging cancers
Cancers of the liver, pancreas, and bile duct are among the most challenging to treat successfully. By the time they cause symptoms, they usually have already grown to an advanced stage and spread throughout the body, requiring a team of specialists to treat them optimally. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Cancer Center is home to such a team, offering comprehensive multidisciplinary care for patients with hepatobiliary cancers and providing advanced treatments that can be difficult to find elsewhere in Brooklyn.
Our hepatobiliary cancer team provides the full range of therapies for people with liver, pancreatic, and bile duct cancers of all stages. We have expertise in advanced interventional endoscopic procedures, minimally invasive surgery (include robotic approaches), and complex operations like the Whipple procedure. We also offer the latest chemotherapies and immunotherapies, targeted therapies for tumors with certain genetic features, and precisely focused radiation therapy — all in one medical center.
As part of an academic medical center, we participate in clinical trials for hepatobiliary cancers. These studies offer you access to investigational therapies that show promise for fighting your cancer. You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial of a promising new cancer therapy. Find a clinical trial.
Your expert care team
Our hepatobiliary cancer treatment team includes gastroenterologists, hepatobiliary surgeons with subspecialty training, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, and other specialists who care for people with liver, pancreatic, and bile duct cancers. Your team meets regularly at a multidisciplinary Tumor Board to discuss each patient, combining their expertise to tailor a plan of care based on the type, location, and stage of your cancer, as well as your age, physical health, and personal preferences. Nutritionists, social workers, and palliative care specialists are also part of your team, ensuring that your dietary and psychosocial needs and comfort receive attention, too. Our doctors are also on the cancer care team at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Our Approach to Care
Compassionate cancer care
We understand that a diagnosis of cancer can take a toll on you as well as your loved ones. That's why we offer a full range of psychosocial, nutritional, and other support services for people with hepatobiliary cancers. Our palliative care specialists ensure that your quality of life is the best it can be from the moment of diagnosis and throughout your treatment. As a major medical center, we can also address your other healthcare concerns and connect you with the specialists you need.