Diagnosis

Expert Diagnosis is Key!

Comprehensive evaluation with accurate diagnosis is the foundation for achieving highly successful outcomes. That’s why it’s important to seek care from a center that provides academic level care from a multidisciplinary, specialized team of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeons experienced in the accurate diagnosis of bile duct injuries, as well as other complex digestive diseases.

Hoag’s state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies provide our team with the latest modalities in the accurate diagnosis of bile duct injury and other conditions. Some of the progressive imaging studies that may be utilized include:

  • Blood/Urine tests are used to determine whether certain substances are being released into the blood or urine that may indicate a health issue is present.
  • Abdominal Ultrasound utilizes sound waves to examine the internal organs of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs can also be looked at with ultrasound.
  • Abdominal Computed Tomography (CT) utilizes state-of-the-art x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the abdominal area, as well as other areas of the body.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) uses a dye to highlight the bile ducts in the liver, so that an accurate image of the bile duct is obtained. The physician may also insert small tubes (called stents) into the bile duct or the pancreatic duct, if they are obstructed, to relieve the obstruction.
  • MRCP is a modified MRI that utilizes specialized software to obtain a composite image of the pancreatic duct and the bile duct from the digital MRI images.

It’s important to note that proper diagnosis of bile duct injury is critical to developing a successful treatment plan. That’s why it’s so important to seek proper evaluation and treatment from a healthcare expert experienced in the most advanced hepatobiliary cancer care.

Innovative Treatment for Bile Duct Injuries

When it comes to bile duct injuries and other hepatobiliary conditions, Hoag-USC Surgical Center for Digestive Diseases provides a full array of progressive treatment options. As a recognized leader and high-volume provider of innovative gastrointestinal care, Hoag’s multidisciplinary team of hepatobiliary and pancreatic experts performs some of the most advanced procedures available in the nation with clinical outcomes that rival national figures.

Expert Care You Can Trust!

The Hoag Digestive Disease Center, in alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, continues to lead the way in complex hepatobiliary care, providing access to a highly specialized surgical team that works collaboratively with Hoag-affiliated gastrointestinal specialists to provide academic-level care. Hoag’s committed to accurate diagnosis, combined with progressive therapeutic options enables Hoag patients to achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes in the nation.

To schedule a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, or a second-opinion consultation with a Hoag hepatobiliary expert, visit Meet the Team, or call us at: 949-764-5350.