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Hepato-pancreato-biliary Pathway Board

This page contains information from the Greater Manchester Cancer Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary pathway board and the work it is undertaking. If you are affected by HPB cancers, or you are worried about symptoms, please visit the links below.

NHS – Liver Cancer
Macmillan liver cancer information
British Liver Trust
NHS – Pancreatic Cancer
Macmillan pancreatic cancer information
Pancreatic Cancer UK
HPB Services in Greater Manchester
HPB Support Group in Greater Manchester

Key People

Portrait photos of Thomas Satyadas, clinical lead, HPB pathway board

Mr Thomas Satyadas

Mr Satyadas is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon with extensive subspecialty training in liver and pancreas surgery (Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary – HPB  surgery). He is one of the seven specialist liver and pancreas consultant surgeons at the Central Manchester NHS Foundation trust.

After completing his Basic Surgical Training in London, Mr Satyadas undertook a period of surgical science research at the Royal Free University Hospital, London. Following this Mr Satyadas obtained a travelling fellowship to the world-renowned European Pancreatic Cancer Centre in Heidelberg and The Liver Cancer Centre at the Virchow-Klinikum Hospital in Berlin.

Mr Satyadas completed his specialist training at the liver and pancreas surgery unit in Cambridge. From there he pursued further specialist training by obtaining the fellowship at the Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Unit at the University of Adelaide, Australia for a period of 16 months. On completion, he worked in Paris for 6 months as a Laparoscopic liver and pancreas fellow under Professor Brice Gayet (an international expert on laparoscopic liver and pancreatic surgery).

The specialist training and prestigious overseas fellowships Mr Satyadas received in the UK (London and Cambridge), Europe (Paris, Heidelberg, Berlin) and Australia has provided him with extensive experience in performing complex operations with the specialities of General Surgery and HPB Surgery.

Mr Satyadas has been trained and has excellent experience in performing repeat hepatectomies (liver resections) for colorectal liver metastases. He has also developed specialty interest in minimally invasive laparoscopic (also known as key-hole) surgery, which, when indicated, he will offer to his patients e.g. laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic removal of bile duct stones and laparoscopic groin hernia repair and laparoscopic liver and pancreas surgery.

Mr Satyadas has a passion for surgical innovation, evidence based medicine and believes in enhanced recovery after surgery. Mr Satyadas continues to provide patient centered care, tailoring management and surgery to suit the individual patient. He receives excellent feedback from patients, which can be seen on

Claire Goldrick, pathway manager at GM CancerClaire Goldrick

Claire has been working at GM Cancer for over three years as a pathway manager, facilitating five pathway boards to deliver system wide improvements to cancer pathways and patient care, including Breast, Head and Neck, Genomics, Neuro-oncology and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary. The boards offer an objective and collaborative approach to service improvement and bring together stakeholders from across Greater Manchester to create an engaged, multidisciplinary board which is representative of the whole patient pathway.

Prior to working at GM Cancer, Claire worked at Cancer Research UK as their Northwest Clinical Research Associate, covering a range of early phase clinical trials. Claire has also held roles at The Christie Clinical Trials Unit and Macmillan building a wealth of experience in clinical cancer research and service improvement.

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Primary care resources

Healthcare professionals working in Greater Manchester can benefit (for free) from GatewayC Live webinars developed by and featuring leading specialists. The webinar will refresh your knowledge of early diagnosis of HPB cancers, enable you to hear the latest pathway information, and listen back to a Q&A session.

Visit GatewayC to view the webinar.

Alternatively, you can view the “Fast Facts” video below, or download our useful infographic.

lung cancer infographic

HPB pathway board document library

Psychological support for patients

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