Liver Surgery

Our Program

We provide state-of-the-art treatment to patients with advanced conditions of the liver. Our surgeons regularly perform liver resection, or removal of a portion of the liver, most often to remove a malignant tumor.

We treat benign tumors of the liver, such as cyst, adenoma and hemangioma, through liver resection (removing a damaged portion of the liver). We perform laparoscopic surgery on benign tumors when appropriate.

Keck Medicine of USC surgeons perform liver transplants on patients with end-stage liver disease, such as those caused by cirrhosis and Hepatitis B and C. We also perform liver resections on people willing to donate part of their liver to a loved one. Visit our Live Donor Liver Transplant page to learn more about this groundbreaking treatment.

Our Approach

Our multidisciplinary team carefully evaluates each patient before providing care to ensure the best method of treatment is applied. We work collaboratively with hepatologists, oncologists and radiologists to diagnose and effectively manage liver cancer and other hepatobiliary conditions, developing a custom treatment plan for each patient’s unique needs.

Through our Liver Disease Program, Keck Medicine at USC treats liver conditions through a variety of methods, including surgery, transplantation and other cutting-edge procedures. No matter what your liver issue may be, our surgeons work to treat you with the appropriate course of action, using the most innovative techniques available.

Division Chief

Yuri Genyk, MD

Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Abdominal Organ Transplantation

Practicing Locations

USC Healthcare Center 3
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

Our Surgeons

Aaron J. Ahearn, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

John Arthur Donovan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Kambiz Etesami, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Yuri Genyk, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Transplant Institure
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Jeffrey A. Kahn, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant Surgery

Navpreet Kaur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Jim Kim, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Sujit Kulkarni, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Michael Lin, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery, Gastroenterology

Gautam K. Malhotra, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Julia Ann Saile, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Robert R. Selby, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Abdominal …
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Section Chief, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Linda S. Sher, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief for Clinical Research
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Hamid Shidban, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Shannon M. Zielsdorf, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Aaron J. Ahearn, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Kambiz Etesami, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Yuri Genyk, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Transplant Institure
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Navpreet Kaur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Jim Kim, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Sujit Kulkarni, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Gautam K. Malhotra, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Robert R. Selby, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Abdominal …
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Section Chief, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Linda S. Sher, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief for Clinical Research
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Shannon M. Zielsdorf, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Julia Ann Saile, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Aaron J. Ahearn, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

John Arthur Donovan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Kambiz Etesami, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Yuri Genyk, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Transplant Institure
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Jeffrey A. Kahn, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant Surgery

Navpreet Kaur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Jim Kim, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Michael Lin, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery, Gastroenterology

Linda S. Sher, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief for Clinical Research
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Hamid Shidban, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery

Shannon M. Zielsdorf, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

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