Our multidisciplinary approach unites specialists from across Cleveland Clinic, including gastroenterologists, pancreatic surgeons, radiologists, pain management physicians, psychologists and oncologists from Taussig Cancer Institute, when needed, who together work to customize the best possible treatment for patients and give them improved quality of life.
Pancreatic disease includes such disorders as painful masses, sharp, irregular attacks of pain, or an inability to digest food because the pancreas does not produce enough digestive enzymes.
Cleveland Clinic is one of the few centers in the nation that specializes in patient-centered treatments and front line research for every type of pancreatic disorder.
What We Treat
The most common pancreatic related diseases treated at Cleveland Clinic include:
Each year, more than 1,500 patients trust the Pancreas Clinic with their healthcare needs. In 2010, the Cleveland Clinic treated more than 350 patients chronic pancreatitis and nearly 500 patients with pancreatic cancer.
Tests & Treatments
There are a variety of tests done to diagnosis common and complicated cases of pancreas related disorders:
Among the treatment options for patients with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer:
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Nutrition Services and Lifestyle Changes Regarding Pancreas Function
Our Center for Human Nutrition is part of our Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute. Nutrition plays a large role in treating the symptoms of having a digestive related disorder. Our Center is one of the only centers in the nation offering comprehensive services, including specialized teams for nutrition therapy, intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition support.
Treatment options may include working with our Center for Human Nutrition.