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Find out about surgery for cancer that started in the liver (primary liver cancer). 

Types of surgery

Find out about the different types of surgery for liver cancer: removal of part of the liver (liver resection or lobectomy) or liver transplant.

Liver transplant surgery

Find out about liver transplant surgery, including what to expect immediately after the operation and possible problems. 

Preparing for surgery

Find out about the tests you might have before surgery, what to expect at the pre assessment clinic and what might happen the evening before your operation.

Going into hospital

Find out what you might need to take into hospital and what to sort out before you go.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of your operation, including having an anaesthetic. 

After liver cancer surgery

Find out what to expect immediately after surgery and when you go home.

Problems after surgery

There is a risk of problems (complications) after any operation. Find out about the possible problems after having a liver resection, including infection or bleeding.

Last reviewed: 
20 Jun 2018
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