Pancreatic Diseases Program | NYU Langone Health

Physicians in NYU Langone’s Pancreatic Diseases Program are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the pancreas and in the care of those with or at risk for these diseases. We treat you as a whole person, with the goal of not only improving your health, but also supporting your well-being.

Our team specializes in treating people with benign and malignant or cancerous diseases of the pancreas, including pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, pancreatic tumors and, in close collaboration with our team of experts at the Perlmutter Cancer Center, pancreatic cancer. of the pancreas. Additionally, we offer genetic testing and counseling for people who may be at increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer due to family history or other risk factors.

Personalized and comprehensive care

Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes advanced gastroenterologists and endoscopists, pancreatic surgeons, oncology specialists, radiologists and others who bring a comprehensive patient-centered approach to your care.

We use the most sophisticated tests to provide you with a fast, accurate and specific diagnosis, which is essential for effective treatment. We then develop a treatment plan tailored to your condition and needs.

Preventive care is a cornerstone of our mission. Our team is expert in advanced endoscopic and surgical procedures that can prevent precancerous cysts from turning into cancer, as well as strategies that help prevent the recurrence of pancreatitis and other conditions.

Advanced processing options

Because we are part of a world-class academic medical center, we offer the newest and most innovative medical and surgical treatments as well as the newest therapies being evaluated in clinical trials. Our highly skilled advanced endoscopy team performs state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, and certain pancreatic tumors.

Some pancreatic conditions may require surgery. Our internationally renowned hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeons are among the most experienced in the world. Together they have performed thousands of complex surgeries, including pancreatic duodenectomy or the Whipple procedure – a highly specialized procedure for removing cancer from the head of the pancreas – as well as total, distal and central pancreatectomies. Additionally, our surgical team members are eminent in the field for their skill and expertise in the removal of advanced pancreatic tumors generally considered inoperable.

Our team is experienced in minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robotic and laparoscopic approaches, as well as traditional open surgery, all with excellent patient outcomes.

We are also specialized in pancreatic islet autograft for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. In this procedure, the diseased pancreas is removed, but the islet cells – the cells that produce insulin – are returned to your liver. An autologous islet transplant reduces the risk of developing diabetes after a pancreatectomy.

Pancreatic cancer treatment

For people with pancreatic cancer, our multidisciplinary team offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. We tailor each treatment regimen we use, including surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy, to each person’s specific health condition and needs.

Clinical support services

The NYU Langone Pancreatic Disease Program team understands that pancreatic disease can affect different aspects of your health and well-being. We offer a comprehensive approach to your care that includes pain management, nutritional counseling and psychosocial support, which addresses the behavioural, social and psychological aspects of living with pancreatic disease.

Access to clinical trials

Our experts are at the forefront of using clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of promising new therapies and interventions for pancreatic conditions. People receiving care through our program have access to these studies. Your doctor can determine if enrollment in a clinical trial is right for you.

See our active trials in the following areas:

For questions regarding our pancreatic cancer clinical trials, contact Pamela Baga, NP, at [email protected] or Chelsea Garcia, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, at [email protected]

For questions about clinical trials for other pancreatic conditions, contact Emil Agarunov at [email protected]

Research on pancreatic diseases

Our team helps advance our understanding of pancreatic diseases, discover ways to detect them earlier, and design new, more effective treatments. As part of these efforts, we offer each person we treat the opportunity to participate in our long-term research.

Our management

The Pancreatic Diseases Program is led by gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopy specialist Tamas A. Gonda, MD; medical oncologist Paul E. Oberstein, MD; and surgeons Diane M. Simeone, MD, and Christopher Wolfgang, MD, PhD.

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