Valley Presbyterian Hospital, a 350-bed hospital in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, has opened the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center, a highly specialised facility for the treatment of patients with liver, bile duct and pancreas disorders.

The Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center will offer treatment for a wide range of diseases, as well as lesions, cysts, strictures and trauma.

The program, which was launched in 2012 by Dr Kambiz Kosari, a board-certified general surgeon, recently moved into a new location at 6850 Vanowen Blvd., Suite 210, in Van Nuys.

Dr Kosari developed a collaborative network of dedicated partner physicians to care for patients through a multidisciplinary approach.

The care team comprises general surgeons, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, oncologists, pathologists, palliative care specialists, nurses and coordinators.

"As the only hospital serving the San Fernando Valley with such a program, we offer our community access to comprehensive and integrated specialty care that’s close to home."

The expert team of physicians and staff collaborate with patients and their families to develop care plans that are comprehensive and customised to serve their health care needs.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital strategy and operations senior vice president Gayathri S Jith said the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center provides state-of-the-art, compassionate surgical care to patients throughout the region.

"As the only hospital serving the San Fernando Valley with such a program, we offer our community access to comprehensive and integrated specialty care that’s close to home," Jith added.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, independent, community hospital in the San Fernando Valley, provides high-quality, patient-centered care through latest technology and a full range of medical services.