Liver Surgery in Perth

Liver Surgery in Perth may be performed by a

General Surgeon


Internal Medicine Surgeon

. The liver is located in the upper abdomen and is the largest solid organ in the body. It has many important complex functions, including helping the digestion of fat, converting sugar into energy, and removing waste products and worn-out cells from the blood. A Liver biopsy may be required for assessment. Laparoscopic surgery may also be used to explore the liver. Liver surgery comprises of various operations to treat different disorders. The most common is a resection, commonly because of a malignant tumour. Benign tumours of the liver, such as cysts, adenomas and haemangiomas, can also be treated by

liver resection

. If the location of a benign tumour is superficial and small in size, the operation can be performed laparoscopically. A variety of diseases can lead to end-stage liver disease. In such cases liver transplantation, replacing the diseased liver with a healthy one, may be the only option.

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