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Image guided general surgery and intervention

Minimally invasive surgery is evolving rapidly, and the need for systematic development and evaluation of these methods is great.

Our group focuses on research on the results of new minimally invasive surgical techniques and on the development of new procedures.

Most of the research in our group is conducted in the field of HPB-surgery (diseases in liver, bile ducts and pancreas) and adrenal surgery.


  • The Oslo CoMet-study (Oslo randomized laparoscopic vs open liver resection for colorectal liver metastasis – study). 
    Funding: HSØ
  • Translational studies, such as biobanking of tumour tissue, studies on the inflammatory response, health economy evaluation and pain/quality of life studies.
  • Multicentre studies on laparoscopic liver surgery
  • Irreversible electroporation - a novel ablation modality in unresectable hepato-pancreato-biliary cancer. Post Doc, dr. Mushegh Sahakyan
  • "Examining the Role of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: From a Consensus Study to Randomized Controlled Trials". The main aim in this project is to assess the oncologic outcomes of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy (LDP) in patients with Pancreatic Distal Adeno- Carcinoma, determine the prognostic factors and provide justified recommendations for its use.
    Funding: Kvoteprogrammet UiO
  • MRI-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) of lesions in liver and prostate. Funding: Kreftforeningen
  • Biomaterials in implants (with the University of Gothenburg)
  • Imaging of liver tumours (CT, MRI, PET-CT) (with other research groups at the Intervention Centre and at OUS).
  • A method for automatic segmentation of liver anatomy including tumors is developed in a joint project. The final goal is to create an interactive map for liver surgeons that will greatly ease both planning and the actual surgery.
  • Reasons to onset of type 1 diabetes, DiVid study.
  • D3 resection of colon cancer
  • Other major projects where the group is involved: HiPerNav (EU project), NorMit, MetAction and BigMed.


Our research group has collaboration with several national and international institutions.


  • Nasjonalt kompetansetjeneste for ultralyd og bildeveiledet behandling, Trondheim
  • Department of Tumor Biology, Radiumhospitalet, OUS
  • PubGene, Oslo
  • Other research groups at The Intervention Centre, OUS and UiO


  • Professor Robert Troisi, Dept. of General and Hepato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Service, Ghent University Hospital Medical School, Belgium
  • Professor Mohammed Abu Hilal, MD FRCS FACS EBSQ (HPB) Phd DocEurp, Chair of Surgery, Head of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and Minimally invasive Surgery, Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital, Via Bissolati, Brescia, Italy
  • Professor Luca Aldrighetti, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italiy
  • Professor Alessandro Ferrero, Direttore f.f. S.C. Chirurgia Generaleed Oncologica Ospedale Mauriziano, Torino, Italy
  • Professor dr. Marc Besselink, Professor of Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary surgery, Department of Surgery, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam,Cancer Center Amsterdam / Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism
  • Professor Alexander Ferko, MD, PhD, Comenius University Bratislava, Jessenius Medical School Martin, Dept. of Surgery and Transplant Unit, University Hospital Martin, 036 59 Martin, Slovakia
  • Professor Igor Khatkov. MD, PhD, Professor of surgery. Director Moscow Clinical Scientific Center, Moscow
Published May 15, 2020 3:29 PM - Last modified May 15, 2020 3:29 PM


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