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Our patients benefit from a network of liver care services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Liver Cancer Program
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Equipped to fight liver cancer
Whether we are providing early detection services, implementing targeted treatments directly to the liver, or performing surgeries to remove tumors, the staff at Virginia Piper are the best in their field at battling liver cancer.
A program of:
The diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer is complex. The expert health care professionals of the Liver Cancer Program are dedicated to providing comprehensive and integrated care for individuals with diseases of the liver.
The team is comprised of a nurse coordinator, medical and surgical specialists, nurses, researchers and support staff who have a special interest and training in problems associated with disease of the liver. The team is led by nationally recognized surgeon and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® president, Timothy Sielaff, MD, PhD, FACS. These physician specialists participate in weekly treatment planning conferences to review recent cases to improve the consistency and quality of care.
A nurse coordinator is an experienced registered nurse who meets with patients and families to provide support and assist in efficiently navigating the medical system. The nurse coordinators for our Liver Program are:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is one of only a few facilities that uses selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) to treat unresectable liver tumors.