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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The University of Cincinnati's (UC) Pancreatic Disease Center is made up of a multidisciplinary medical team—gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and a surgeon with expertise cellular transplantation—all with a special interest in pancreatic diseases and with quality health care in mind.
Since 2000, the Pancreatic Disease Center has specialized in the treatment of various pancreatic diseases, including pancreatic cancer, biliary and duct issues, and acute and chronic pancreatitis. In fact, the center is one of only three programs in the United States with significant experience and success utilizing total pancreatectomy with autologus islet cell transplantation, which treats severe refractory chronic pancreatitis. The UC team has performed 97 of these procedures since the center's inception.
The Pancreatic Disease Center is a high volume center, performing 90 percent of all pancreatectomy procedures in the Tri-state area. Patients come from all across the continental United States to receive comprehensive health care from the UC Pancreatic Disease Center team.
NetWellness experts from the University of Cincinnati's Pancreatic Disease Center are:
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