Clinical Services


LPC(Liver and Pancreas Clinic) specializes in providing comprehensive care for disorders of hepatopancreatobiliary tract that require surgery as a mainstay of treatment.

  • Primary liver cancers like Hepatocellular cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma and uncommon cancers
  • Metastatic liver tumors like colorectal cancer metastasis, neuroendocrine tumor metastasis, other cancers spread to liver
  • Benign tumors like hemangioma, adenoma & FNH
  • Cirrhosis , portal hypertension & chronic liver diseases
  • Cysts of various types
  • Intrahepatic stones
  • Liver abscess
  • Liver trauma
  • Gall stones
  • Acute & chronic cholecystitis
  • Cancer of gall bladder
  • Gall bladder polyps
  • Bile duct stones
  • Cancer of bile duct
  • Bile duct injury
  • Benign strictures of bile duct
  • Choledocal cyst
  • Cancer of pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Cystic tumors of pancreas
  • Severe acute pancreatitis / necrotizing pancreatitis / pancreatic abscess
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst / stones / strictures / fistula
  • Pancreatic trauma

For the way these diseases present please see patient information

Through the various affiliated hospitals Dr. Kulkarni is attached to, specialized noninvasive & invasive investigations required for above diseases are available e.g.

  • Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography ( ERCP)
  • Magnetic Resonance CholangioPancreatography ( MRCP)
  • Endoscopic UltraSound ( EUS )
  • Computed Tomography ( CT ) scan
  • Isotope scans
  • Liver CT volumetry

The various surgeries conducted by Dr. Kulkarni for the above disorders include

  • Hepatic resection / hepatectomy
  • Whipple’s operation ( Pancreatoduodenectomy)
  • Distal pancreatic resection
  • Pancreatic drainage procedure
  • Pancreatic necrosectomy
  • Repair of biliary injury & stricture
  • Liver transplantation
  • RadioFrequency Ablation ( RFA)
  • Portosystemic shunt
  • Combined resection of liver, biliary tract & pancreas with or without vascular reconstruction ( Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy)
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • ERCP & stone extraction / stenting
  • Variceal endotherapy
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage ( PTBD) & stenting / stricture dilatation / stone extraction.
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic PortoSystemic Stenting ( TIPSS)
  • Portal Vein Embolisation ( PVE )
  • TransArterial ChemoEmbolisation ( TACE ) & RadioEmbolisation ( TARE)
  • Chemotherapy

All the services requiring hospitalization are delivered through a network of hospitals to which Dr.D.R.Kulkarni and his team is attached. These include Lilavati Hospital, S.L.Rhaeja / Fortis Hospital, Asian Institute of Oncology etcetera.