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VPH Opens Hepatobiliary & Pancreas Center

Posted on 9/10/2013

VAN NUYS, Calif. — Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center, a highly specialized center for the treatment of patients with liver, bile duct and pancreas disorders.

"The Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center provides excellent, state-of-the-art and compassionate surgical care to patients throughout Southern California," said Gayathri S. Jith, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations. "As the only hospital serving the San Fernando Valley with such a program, we offer our community access to comprehensive and integrated specialty care that's close to home."

The Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center offers treatments to address a wide range of diseases, as well as lesions, cysts, strictures and trauma. The program recently moved into a new location at 6850 Vanowen Blvd., Suite 210, in Van Nuys.

Dr. Kambiz Kosari, a board-certified general surgeon, launched the program in late 2012. Since then, he has developed a collaborative network of dedicated partner physicians to care for patients through a multidisciplinary approach. The care team consists of general surgeons, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, oncologists, pathologists, palliative care specialists, nurses and coordinators.

"At the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center, our expert team of physicians and staff collaborate with patients and their families to develop care plans that are comprehensive and uniquely tailored to serve their health care needs," said Dr. Kosari.

For more information about the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, please contact Dr. Kambiz Kosari at 818-902-5232, or via e-mail at

About Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a 350-bed facility that ranks among the largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit, non-sectarian, independent, community hospital provides high quality, patient-centered care through leading-edge technology and a full range of medical services.