Dr. Lokesh Bathla is one of a very few hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgeons serving San Antonio and the surrounding region. He is well-known for his expertise in complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeries, and performs HPB surgeries, minimally-invasive liver surgeries and liver transplants at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.

Diseases and Procedures

Minimally-Invasive Liver Surgery

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Metastatic liver tumors (colorectal, breast, etc.)
  • Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
  • Liver cysts and polycystic disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Benign liver tumors: tumor, cysts, hemangioma
  • Focal nodular hyperplasia
  • Hepatic adenoma
  • Surgery for portal hypertension
  • Radiofrequency and microwave ablation (laparoscopic and open)


  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic neoplasms (IPMS, mucinous cystadenoma)
  • Neuroendocrine tumors(insulinoma, carcinoid tumors, glucagonoma, VIPoma, etc)
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cysts and pseudocsyts
  • Pancreatic abscesses
  • Whipple procedure and portal vein reconstruction for pancreatic cancer
  • Spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy
  • Puestow procedure