David C. Pratt Cancer Center: Liver Program

Experts in Treating Benign and Cancerous Liver Diseases

Mercy's Liver Program comprises a team of dedicated specialists working together to create care plans tailored to each patient. 

The team is led by surgeons, interventional oncologists, gastroenterologists and hepatologists, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, and pathologists. Nurse navigators, nutritionists, social workers, and patient case managers are also important members of the team.

Liver patient meeting with Mercy oncologist
Liver patient meeting with Mercy surgeon

Each patient is presented at a multi-disciplinary conference where every specialty plays a role in forming the ultimate treatment plan.  

Our Personalized Approach to Cancer Care

Why Choose the Liver Program at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center?

  • Comprehensive individualized patient care  
    At Mercy, a full team of specialists evaluates every patient to craft a comprehensive and coordinated strategy. The full team discusses each patient to arrive at a treatment plan. Nurse navigators organize appointments, provide essential education materials and guide patients through every step in the treatment plan.   

  • Accessible, convenient care
    Providers see each patient within two business days of the appointment request. They review records and x-rays, any additional labs and radiologic images before the appointment to minimize treatment delays.

  • Innovative treatment options
    Mercy’s Liver Team specialists employ the most up-to-date advances including:    
    • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) liver surgery. Benefits of laparoscopic surgery include smaller incisions, less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery time after surgery. Close to 20% of liver surgeries fall into this category.
    • Interventional radiologic treatments. Microwave ablation treatments and trans-arterial therapies (including both chemotherapy and radiation) effectively treat liver tumors.  These therapies selectively target only the part of the liver harboring the tumor and nothing else. Hence, these treatments are very well tolerated (patients usually go home on the same day) and effective.  
    • The latest in chemotherapy and immunotherapy including clinical trials.

Our Cancer Team: Caring for Your Mind, Body & Spirit

At Mercy you'll be cared for by a team of dedicated medical specialists all working together to create care plans focused on enhancing your quality of life.

Nurse Navigator meeting with a patient

The Pratt Cancer Center’s Liver Team includes:

Conditions We Treat

Learn about the different types of liver cancer and liver disease along with their symptoms and treatement therapies:

Types of Treatment

After diagnosis by our liver specialists, recommended treatment and therapy options form a comprehensive strategy in order to maximize your survival and quality of life.

Treatments We Offer for Benign and Cancerous Liver Diseases: