Dr. Lokesh Bathla with Methodist Physicians | Liver and Biliary Cancer Center 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


  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Metastatic liver tumors (colorectal, neuroendocrine.)
  • Hilar and Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
  • Liver cysts and polycystic disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Benign liver tumors: tumor, cysts, hemangioma
  • Focal nodular hyperplasia
  • Hepatic adenoma
  • Surgery for portal hypertension


  • 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

Bile Duct / Gallbladder

  • Bile duct cancer
  • Bile duct injuries
  • Gallbladder cancers
  • Klatskin tumor