Cleveland Clinic Florida has been recognized nationally as a Center of Excellence for pancreatic cancer by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) making it one if the only two in South Florida and four statewide to meet this high standard of care. NPF Centers are awarded after a rigorous audit review to determine institutions focus is on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.
An approved NPF Center has to meet the criteria that were developed by a task force made up of invited subject matter experts and patient advocates. The criteria includes having the required expert physician specialties such as gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists, along with more patient focused programs such as a pain management service, psychosocial support and more.
Conditions & Procedures
What We Treat In South Florida
Cleveland Clinic Florida’s knowledgeable, experienced surgeons treat a full range of complex liver, pancreatic and biliary diseases.
- Colorectal liver metastases
- Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
- Bile duct cancers (cholangiocarcinoma)
- Gallbladder cancer
- Neuroendocrine / carcinoid tumors
- Metastases from other cancers
- Pancreas cancer (adenocarcinoma)
- Neuroendocrine/carcinoid tumors
- Cystic lesions
- Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN)
Procedures & Surgical Options
The Department of Liver and Pancreas Surgery offers comprehensive treatment options and services including:
- Bile duct surgery
- Pancreas surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Advanced laparoscopic surgery
- Radio frequency ablation of liver tumors
Cleveland Clinic Florida's Multidisciplinary Approach
The Department of Liver and Pancreas Surgery offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating a broad area of medical conditions and disorders relating to the liver, pancreas and biliary system. The department unites expert physicians from the following specialties to achieve the best outcomes for the patients: