Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Care

We focus on our patients. We offer a multidisciplinary approach, which is where all physicians collaborate together for the care of the patient. Whatever care is best for the patient, we go with that. If there’s a difference of opinion, then patients are offered choices, and their personal preference will be honored.

Lucas Wong, MD, Principal Investigator – Community Clinical Oncology Program; Co-Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

Your digestive system is intricate and complex. Cancers of the gallbladder and biliary systems can be complicated to diagnose and treat. Clinically managing these cancers takes teamwork and skill.

Scott & White's nationally recognized GI Cancer Team offers the expertise and advanced treatment options necessary to care for all stages of your gallbladder or bile duct cancer.

Comprehensive, Personalized Care

Sophisticated cancer care takes teamwork — the collaboration of a large group of specialists and subspecialists. That's why at Scott & White you'll have an Integrated Care Team dedicated to your care.

Your multidisciplinary team of diagnostic and interventional radiologists, medical, surgical and radiation oncologists — and many others — focus on you and your care. And they do so in most cases in one location. Our physicians come to you.

Though you'll have a team of specialists and subspecialists overseeing your care, you'll have one lead physician. You'll know your doctor and your doctor will know you. Personalized care is the Scott & White way.

Your lead physician will take the time to listen to you and your concerns. The two of you will talk about your cancer and its effects on you and your loved ones.

In collaboration, your Integrated Care Team will meet to discuss your specific needs and determine the best treatment options for you to consider. Then your lead physician will talk with you about the team’s recommendations.

Together, you and your lead physician can then decide which treatment plan is right for you and your quality of life. You’ll receive an individualized treatment plan, customized just for you. Throughout your care at Scott & White, your team will meet regularly to discuss your care and revise your treatment plan based on your needs.

It’s all part of our mission to provide you with comprehensive, personalized care.

Proven Commitment to Excellence

Scott & White’s commitment to excellence in diagnosis, care and treatment is reflected in our ongoing efforts to provide a comprehensive, world-class Liver Cancer Program:

  • Oncologists with advanced training in the complex GI system
  • Surgical oncologists at the forefront of minimally invasive surgical techniques that reduce your discomfort and speed your recovery process
  • Nationally recognized radiation oncologists providing advanced forms of computer-guided radiation therapy that spares surrounding healthy tissue
  • Nationally recognized medical oncologists offering the safest, most progressive and effective chemotherapy protocols
  • Progressive approaches in radiation and chemotherapy that help preserve the functional capacity of your organs
  • Outstanding imaging and pathology services
    • Our diagnostic radiologists are nationally recognized in identifying tumors.
    • Our board-certified pathologists are highly skilled at classifying and staging cancer; they’re experts at detecting markers that assist your care team in planning your treatment.
  • A multidisciplinary tumor board of GI cancer specialists who share and discuss difficult cases and formulate patient treatment plans together
  • Vitally involved in research and ongoing clinical trials, working with the Scott & White Cancer Research Institute, enabling us to offer you the most advanced care and treatment options available
  • Convenient regional locations that make it easier for you to receive treatment without giving up an entire day

Find out more in: What to Expect From Scott & White


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Matthew R. Bower
Surgical Oncologist
Terry C. Lairmore
Surgical Oncologist
Nitika Thawani
Radiation Oncologist
Lucas Wong
Oncologist