Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

In the Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Section of Hospital del Mar, we stand out for our application of the most innovative surgical techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

We are pioneers in Europe in performing pancreatic and hepatic surgeries using laparoscopic approaches. In recent years, we have also incorporated robotic surgery. The three leading surgeons in our section are mentors for fellow surgeons interested in starting their training in robotic surgery in Spain. Therefore, our section has become a national reference in robotic surgery.

Professional Team

Section Chief

Fernando Burdio

Section Assistants

Patricia Sanchez-Velazquez Benedetto Ielpo

Operating Room Nurses

Carmen and Monica

Case Manager Nurses

Montserrat Bonilla, Toñi Caro

Anesthesiology Team

Juan Carlos, Sandra, Nuria

Service Portfolio

We treat the following conditions:

  • Hepatic metastases
  • Primary liver tumors: Hepatocarcinoma, Cholangiocarcinoma, Liver cysts, Hemangiomas
  • Benign and malignant pancreatic tumors
  • Spleen pathologies
  • Gallbladder cancer

We perform the following procedures:

  • Hepatic surgery: minor and major resections associated with radiofrequency and microwaves
  • Pancreatic surgery: resections of the pancreatic tail (distal pancreatectomy) and the pancreatic head (pancreatoduodenectomy)
  • Partial and total splenectomy: spleen resection
  • Cholecystectomy


All members of our section are part of the Ablative Therapies in Oncologic Surgery Research Group at the Hospital del Mar Research Institute. We have led and participated in several nationally and internationally relevant studies, the results of which have been published in prominent scientific journals, making a significant impact on the medical community.