Liver Cancer Surgery

Each year surgeons perform hundreds of liver operations at our medical center. An advanced innovation is the use of single-site laparoscopic surgery for liver resection.

Liver resection is the surgical removal of part of the liver. This procedure is performed for some types of liver cancer and certain cases of colon cancer that have spread to the liver.

Single-Site Laparoscopic Liver Resection

An advanced minimally invasive surgical platform in which the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point; typically the patient’s naval.

Patients generally benefit from:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Better cosmetic results

Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration (CUSA)

Used in liver cancer surgery for precise, selective tissue removal. The device aids in tumor debulking and is used in combination with other surgical techniques to remove as much cancerous tissue as possible. With CUSA, the cancer is broken up into small fragments and sucked away from the surface of the epithelium or organs onto which the cancer has spread.

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Surgeons collaborate with the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center, Oregon Imaging Centers, and other specialists to provide comprehensive care for all types of cancer.


The numbers and awards speak for themselves


2010-2011 Surgery Quality Report

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Video: Daniel Cusati, MD, performs a variety of minimally invasive procedures to treat diseases of the liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas

Daniel Cusati, MD