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Hepato-Pancreatic Biliary (HPB) Cancer Surgery Centres


Designated centres are hospitals that meet certain safety and quality standards for a particular procedure or type of care.
HPB Cancer Surgery Standards
  • Over 90% of all of the hepato-pancreatic-biliary (HPB) cancer surgeries in Ontario take place at designated HPB centres.
  • Ontario has 9 designated HPB centres.

What is HPB surgery?

  • Hepato-pancreatic-biliary (HPB) cancers affect the liver, pancreas and bile ducts.
  • Surgery to remove cancerous tumours is an important treatment option for HPB cancers.
  • Liver surgery is also commonly required to treat colon cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the liver.

How is this important to patient care in Ontario?

  • Access to care close to home is important for all patients in Ontario, but this must be balanced by the need for high-quality and expert care.
  • HPB surgery is very complex. Successful outcomes such as fewer deaths and complications (post-surgical mortality and morbidity) are linked to the number of surgeries performed and to surgical training and hospital resources.

HPB Designated Centre locations

London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre
339 Windermere Road, London ON
N6G 2V4
Ph: (519) 685-8500
Grand River Hospital
Grand River Hospital
835 King St W, Kitchener, ON
N2G 1G3
Ph: (519) 742-3611
Hamilton Health Sciences Corp
Hamilton Health Sciences Corp
711 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON
L8V 1C3
Ph: (905) 521-2100
Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners
2200 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, ON
L5M 2N1
Ph: 1 866-530-4464
University Health Network
University Health Network
200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON
M5G 2C4
Ph: (416) 340-3131
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5
Ph: (416) 480-6100
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON
M6R 1B5
Ph: (416) 530-6000
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart St, Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
Ph: (613) 549-6666
The Ottawa Hospital
The Ottawa Hospital
501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON
K1H 8L6
Ph: (613) 722-7000
Last modified: Thu, Apr 03, 2014
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