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Pancreatic Disease

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.

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.

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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Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, PhD
 

Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, PhD

Abu-Elmagd, Kareem, MD, PhD
216.445.8876

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Florida, Weston

Department: Transplantation Center

Specialties: Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis, Portal Hypertension, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Distal Splenorenal Shunt, Intestinal Transplant, Pediatric Liver Transplantation more

Treats: Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Mansoura University School of Medicine

 
Prabhleen Chahal, MD
 

Prabhleen Chahal, MD

Chahal, Prabhleen, MD
216.444.7000

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Specialties: Bile Duct Cancer, Bile Duct Diseases, Bile Duct Obstruction, Bile Duct Stones, Biliary Disorders, Duodenal Polyps, Esophageal Cancer more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: M.P. Shah Medical College & Hospital

 
Sricharan Chalikonda, MD
 

Sricharan Chalikonda, MD

Chalikonda, Sricharan, MD
216.444.6664

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: General Surgery

Specialties: Abdominal Hernia, Appendicitis, Bile Duct Cancer, Bile Duct Diseases, Bile Duct Obstruction, Bile Duct Stones, Bile Duct Tumors more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

 
Kevin El-Hayek, MD
 

Kevin El-Hayek, MD

El-Hayek, Kevin, MD
216.444.6664

Location(s): Abu Dhabi

Department: General Surgery

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

 
Sunguk Jang, MD
 

Sunguk Jang, MD

Jang, Sunguk, MD
216.444.7000

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Strongsville Family Health Center

Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Specialties: Barrett's Esophagus, Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Diseases, Esophageal Stricture, Esophagus Disease, Gallbladder Cancer, Gallbladder Disease more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of Maryland Medical Center

 
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Nutrition Services and Lifestyle Changes Regarding Pancreas Function

Our Center for Human Nutrition is part of our Digestive Disease 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. Learn more about the Center:

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