Patient Information


What you should know:

Patients with hepatopancreatobiliary disorders present with abdominal pain ( acute / vague & dull, mainly in upper abdomen),  obstructive jaundice, abdominal lump, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, weakness & fever; or are diagnosed incidentally when being investigated for other health problems or during a routine health check up. They are more common in elderly. Cancers progress silently before presenting themselves. They need to get diagnosed early and treated on priority for complete cure. If you or your physician suspects  / diagnoses a liver, biliary or pancreatic problem, it should be given urgent attention & you should visit a specialist.

Please carry along all your medical records, test results, CDs, CT or MRI scan films, endoscopy and biopsy results when you come for consultation.

What you should expect:

You will have a physical examination and one or more of the following tests so as to achieve an accurate diagnosis

  • Blood tests – CBC, liver function tests, tumor markers, serum amylase, serum lipase.
  • CT scan or MRI of abdomen
  • Endoscopic UltraSonography ( EUS)
  • ERCP/MRCP
  • PTBD
  • Biopsy ( USG/CT/EUS guided)
  • Upper or lower GI endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy

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