Liver & Pancreatic Cancer

Lebo-DeSantie Center for Liver and Pancreatic Disease

At St. Vincent’s Lebo-DeSantie Center you will find the latest treatment options and highest level of clinical expertise available if you or your loved one is facing a diagnosis of liver or pancreatic disease. Our highly specialized staff treats you as a whole person – we do not just treat your disease. Our personalized, compassionate care is what you deserve — right here, close to home.

Conditions We Treat

We treat the following conditions:

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • IPMN (Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms)
  • Pancreatitis, acute and chronic
  • Liver tumors, benign and malignant
  • Colorectal and other metastasis to the liver
  • Cancer of the gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Other abdominal cancers

Why Choose Lebo-Desantie Center?

When you choose the Lebo-DeSantie Center, you can be assured that you are being treated at the most respected center for liver and pancreatic disease in the region. We are true leaders in our field. There are approximately 79,000 new cases of hepatopancreaticobilary (HPB) cancer diagnosed annually in the United States. These include 44,000 pancreas cancer cases, 26,000 liver cases and 9,000 gallbladder and biliary cancer cases. Patients treated at high volume Cancer Centers, like St. Vincent’s Lebo-DeSantie Center, have better outcomes with fewer post-operative complications.

Charles Cha MD, FACS is now the Chief of Surgical Oncology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Director of Surgical Oncology for Fairfield Region, as well as Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center, Fairfield Region. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for patients with liver, pancreas, biliary, small bowel and gastric disease, both benign and malignant, and built the largest liver (HPB) surgery practice in the state of Connecticut.

Dr. Charles Cha talks about pancreatic cancer

Imran Siddiqui, MD, FACS, is one of the few surgeons in the country trained to perform advanced robotic surgeries, including whipple, biliary reconstructions, and liver resections. He is applying his expertise to the establishment of a comprehensive HPB surgery and surgical oncology program that is one-of-a-kind in New England allowing for more precise surgery with faster recovery and personalized care.

Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach

At. Lebo-DeSantie, our multidisciplinary staff includes medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, pathologists, nurse navigators, dietitians and therapists, and other support personnel.

Our surgeons and medical staff that comprise this unique team approach a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders, including complex HPB diseases, both benign and malignant, and offer a variety of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients with complex benign liver, biliary and pancreatic disease. We also treat primary or metastatic tumors of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary system.

This coordination of care means that you will undergo less stress, a shorter time between appointments, and experience better communication between you, your family and your physicians.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At the Lebo-DeSantie Center, our cancer specialists use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to treat the most difficult cases, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgical resection
  • Whipple
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Microwave ablation
  • Interventional radiology
  • Stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT)
  • Selective internal radiation therapy with Ytrium-90
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Biliary stenting
  • Biliary reconstructions
  • Liver resections
  • Genetic testing
  • Participation in clinical trials
  • Integrative oncology program

Contact Us

At St. Vincent’s, we’re here to help. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, please call 1.877.231.SWIM (7946) to make an appointment for information, testing and to discuss your options.

The Lebo-DeSantie Center for Liver and Pancreatic Disease

Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care