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Laparoscopic Liver Society - ILLS
The origin of International Laparoscopic Liver Society

After the two consensus meetings on laparoscopic liver resection (Louisville 2008 and Morioka 2014), it appeared that there was a need for regular updates on the subject. This requires more than scattered sessions during HPB meetings or post-graduate courses.


Therefore, it seemed that a recurrent specific congress was needed. Such a congress will allow enough time to be spent on advances in the field since the preceding meeting, with focus on established indications and techniques, innovations and evolving guidelines. It was also clear to all present in Morioka, that International Registries are required. It was already part of the conclusions of the Louisville meeting and a requirement from the Jury in Morioka.


A group of Surgeons involved in the field since its beginning (Cherqui, Wakabayashi, O’Rourke, Geller, Buell, Soubrane, Han) created the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS). It was officially launched in Sao Paulo on April 21, 2016 with its inaugural General Assembly.


We are all liver surgeons in this group and we believe that Laparoscopic Liver Resection should be performed by trained HPB surgeons. 


Therefore, this endeavor clearly remains in the field of our specialty. However, Laparoscopic Liver Resection is not just another tool in our armamentarium but it is a significant change requiring the acquisition of a totally new set of skills by the liver surgeon. Due its high and specific technical requirements, laparoscopic liver surgery deserves special attention.


The aims of this association are:

  • to organize a biennial congress dedicated to Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

  • to coordinate International Registries

  • to provide a website serving as a forum supporting collaboration between surgeons interested in the advancement of Laparoscopic Liver Resection techniques

  • to help in the education of surgeons wishing to learn these techniques

All for a meaningful improvement in patience care.


Welcome to ILLS!

You are a surgeon who strongly believe in Laparoscopic Liver Resection?

Support us by joining our international ILLS family as an active Member.



We are Liver Surgeons from all over the world keen on promoting the skills and techniques of Laparoscopic Liver Resection.

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1st consensus meeting


2nd consensus meeting


ILLS' creation


100 Founding members!


USA (New York)
3rd World Congress


4th World Congress



You are welcome to support our biannual event "World congress in Laparoscopic Liver Surgery". After the success of Paris then Tokyo, next event will take place in New-York. For any information, please email us at: ills@lap-liver.com​



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Laparoscopic anatomical resection of segment 7 extended to the right hepatic vein

Published on May 2018

Surgeons: A. Laurenzi, D. Cherqui

More videos on https://www.lap-liver.com  

Laparoscopic Right Hepatectomy

Published on May 15, 2016

Surgeons: Daniel Cherqui, L Vigano, A Laurent, C Tayar

Laparoscopic Segment VIII resection

Published on May 15, 2016

Surgeon: Daniel Cherqui

Living donor Laparoscopic Left hepatectomy

Surgeons: Olivier Soubrane, Olivier Scatton

Laparoscopic Left lateral sectionectomy for colorectal liver metastases

Published on May 15, 2016

Surgeon: Daniel Cherqui

Laparoscopic Bisegmentectomy 3 + 4 FOR HCC

Published on May 15, 2016

Surgeons - Dr Daniel Cherqui and M Gelli

Laparoscopic donor right hepatectomy

Surgeons: Olivier Soubrane & Olivier Scatton

Laparoscopic Left hepatectomy for HCC in cirrhosis

Published on May 15, 2016

Surgeons: Daniel Cherqui, R Figueroa, M Gelli

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ILLS Administrative Office

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Valéry Liénard

23-25 rue Notre Dame des Victoires

75002 Paris


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