Hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HPB)

What we do

We provide all-round care for people with liver, pancreatic, biliary and gall bladder disorders. Our team offers specialist investigations and care for conditions such as:

  • primary liver cancer: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • benign liver tumours: focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), adenoma, haemangioma
  • biliary cystadenoma
  • primary biliary cancers: cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer
  • primary pancreatic cancer
  • secondary liver tumours from a colorectal, breast or other primary
  • chronic and acute pancreatitis
  • complex benign hepato-biliary and pancreatic conditions.

Treatments include:

  • liver, pancreatic and biliary resection
  • percutaneous radio-frequency ablation of primary and secondary liver tumours
  • percutaneous chemo-embolisation for primary liver tumours
  • percutaneous bland embolisation for liver tumours
  • endoscopic radio-frequency ablation for biliary tumours
  • Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) for primary or secondary liver tumours subject to individual patient funding
  • sorafenib for primary liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) - subject to individual patient funding or by clinical trial
  • specialist endoscopy.

Patients are assessed and reviewed by our consultant oncologists at King's HPB clinics. Systemic chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy is provided at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Patients with neuroendocrine tumours are treated by our NETS service.

Preparing for your appointment

You do not need to prepare for most outpatient appointments, but please contact us beforehand to check if there are any specific requirements for your appointment.

Location

Third floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 5188
  • HCC MDT Administrator: +44 (0)20 3299 2579
  • HPB MDT Administrator: +44 (0)20 3299 5827
  • HPB MDT Administrator: +44 (0)20 3299 9598

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

The conditions we treat include:

  • primary liver cancer: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • benign liver tumours: focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), adenoma
  • biliary cystadenoma
  • primary biliary cancers: cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer
  • primary pancreatic cancer
  • secondary liver tumours from a colorectal, breast or other primary
  • chronic and acute pancreatitis
  • complex benign hepato-biliary and pancreatic conditions.

For details of expert interpretative advice and specialist diagnostic and drug monitoring services offered by King's College Hospital's Liver Pathology Services and Academic Laboratories, visit King’s Liver Labs.

Neuroendocrine tumours - primary and secondary - are treated by our NETs service.

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national Choose and Book system. Please see the Choose and Book page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Routine referrals must be sent to the central HPB referrals office:

HPB Central Office
Institute of Liver Studies
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Tel: 020 3299 5188/5827
Pager: 020 3299 9000 & ask to air call KH1453
Fax: 020 3299 1778
Email:kch.tr-hpbcns@nhs.net

Emergency Referrals

Urgent referrals must be sent to the central HPB referrals office:

HPB Central Office
Institute of Liver Studies
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Tel: 020 3299 5188/5827
Pager: 020 3299 9000 & ask to air call KH1453
Fax: 020 3299 1778
Email:kch.tr-hpbcns@nhs.net

Other Queries

For advice about emergency referrals or to request a transfer between hospitals, contact the HPB doctor on-call via King's main switchboard on 020 3299 9000 and ask for the on-call HPB team.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mr Simon Atkinson Consultant Pancreatic Surgeon
Miss Rachel Davis HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist
Prof Nigel Heaton Liver Consultant
Mr Krishna Menon Consultant, Liver Transplant and HPB
Mr Andreas A. Prachalias Consultant Surgeon
Dr John Ramage Consultant Physician
Dr Paul Ross Consultant Medical Oncologist (colorectal/HBP)
Dr Debashis Sarker Consultant in Medical Oncology
Mr Parthi Srinivasan Consultant Liver and Pancreatic Surgeon
Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan Consultant Gastroenterologist and Neuroendocrine Tumour Specialist