Department of Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Endoscopy Surgery Center of Tongji Hospital, Affiliated to Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, are professional departments for diagnosis and treatment for biliary-pancreatic diseases, and are the important parts of Institute of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic and Center of Endoscopic Surgery diagnosis and treatment. Now 86 beds are opened and more than 1,500 operations are performed per year. The teaching faculty of the department is tremendous. There are 6 full professors, 4 adjunct professors, and some clerks with doctor’s degree and experience of studying abroad. They are competent for diagnosis and treatment for various biliary-pancreatic diseases and have achieved outstanding fruit. In 1947, Professor Fa-zu Qiu startd to carried out cholecystotomy and common bile duct exploration and drainage when he took the position of office director of the surgical. In 1951, Professor Qiu firstly performed and reported choledochoduodenostomy for biliary calculus treatment, which has promoted the development of biliary surgery in China. In 1958, Professor Qiu firstly performed pancreticoduedenectomy for patients with around ampullary cancer in China. In1963, surgical therapy for islet-cell tumor was performed in China and still takes the leading position now. In 1984, choledochoscopy was firstly performed in this department and it was also the first case in Hubei Province. In1987, biliary fluid dynamics and experimental study of the causes of bile duct stones was well completed under the Professor Qiu’s guidance, which presented the relation between the gallstones cause and biliary fluid mechanics for the first time and gained National education science and technology progress prize;In1991, this department performed Laparoscopic cholecystectomy firstly in China; In November 1996, this department organized "Endoscopic Surgery Clinical Classes of the Ministry of Health” and became the deputy head of study group;In January 1997, "First Wuhan - Hong Kong laparoscopic surgery seminar” was held in the department and the Endoscopic Surgery Center of Tongji Hospital was founded. In November 2000, "The Fifth Endoscopic Surgery and General Surgery Seminar in China” was held by this department ;In 2003, the department held “The First Clinical Application of Laparoscopic Surgery Seminar in China” with Johnson Pharmaceutical Equipment Co., Ltd and established the leading position for the Endoscopic Surgery Center in China. In 2005, the department was awarded as one of first batch Endoscopic Surgery training bases by Endoscopic Doctor Association of Chinese Doctor Association. In 2009, the department successfully performed the first case of laparoscopic cholecystectomy with a single hole through umbilical region in Hubei province, and the first case of laparoscopic liver cyst window cutting and draining andappendectomy with a single hole through umbilical region in Middle-South region. In 2010, department successfully performed the first case of laparoscopic pancreatic operation and initiated the frontier of laparoscopic technology application in central plain.

The department medical team possesses rich experience in diagnosis and treatment for difficult Biliary-pancreatic diseases. Radical operation and comprehensive therapy for biliary-pancreatic tumors, and surgical therapy for pancreatic endocrine tumors have reached the leading level in China. The department firstly performed parenteral and enteral nutrition therapy for patients with acute pancreatitis and has improved the curative effect in China. Most research about pathogenesis , diagnosis and treatment for Biliary-pancreatic diseases have been doing, especially about early diagnosis and gene thrapy for biliary-pancreatic tumors.

Now, department clerks include 4 doctoral candidate tutors and 7 postgraduate tutors. Some ones of them take charge of chief editors, associate editors, or editorial board members for a lot of influential medical magazines in China. Recently, more than 300 articles have been published in domestic and international core journals, including more than 40 SCI papers. Up to now, several research projects have been gained, including six National Natural Science Foundation supporting projects, two 863 subjects and one National "Eleventh Five-Year" supporting sub-project , and numerous national and provincial scientific and technological progress awards were won.

This department has the best diagnostic equipments, such as laparoscopy, electronic choledochoscope, duodenoscopy, electrohydraulic lithotripsy device, ultrasonic scalpel, Ligasure, laparoscopic ultrasound, and is able to provide patients with comprehensive screening and treatment.

The Dean of the department is Ren-Yi Qin.