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The pancreas is a long and flat gland located deep within the abdominal cavity, behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. This gland produces enzymes that facilitate digestion and hormones that regulate the way the body processes sugar (glucose).

Pancreatic disorders occur due to inflammation, uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, or the inability to produce or transport digestive enzymes.


Our team of North American and European Certified expert gastroenterologists and hepatologists specialize in treating a wide range of pancreatic disorders, including:

  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Hereditary pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic insufficiency

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of pancreatic disorders can be difficult due to inaccessibility to the pancreas. Therefore, our multidisciplinary team of physicians utilize advanced diagnostic techniques along with imaging tests to reach an accurate diagnosis. These may include:

  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Stool tests
  • Blood tests
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Pancreatic function test
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Treatments

Treatment for pancreatic disorders depends on the diagnosis and the severity of the condition. Common treatments include nutritional therapy and medications, particularly for pain management and reducing inflammation. Severe cases of pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, and pancreatic cancer may require surgical treatments such as:

  • Pancreas surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

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