MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Pancreatic Disease Program is the area's only comprehensive, coordinated and multidisciplinary service dedicated to benign and malignant pancreatic disease at any stage.
Features of our program include:
- A multidisciplinary approach to care, featuring renowned specialists in invasive gastroenterology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation medicine, radiology and interventional radiology
- More experience treating a greater number of pancreatic patients than any other hospital in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area
- Doctors who are experienced at treating pancreatic tumors using CyberKnife®, a precise and minimally invasive form of radiation medicine
- A Pancreatic Disease Program Coordinator, a dedicated nurse navigator who supports pancreatic disease patients
- Clinical research, a top-rated ICU, counseling and other services to ensure the best possible outcome
- Clinical trials through MedStar Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive center in the area and one of only 41 in the nation
Advanced Pancreatic Surgery, Including the Whipple Procedure
Pancreatic surgery is a delicate and complex procedure, requiring the experience and expertise of only the finest and most dedicated surgeons. The pancreaticoduodenectomy, or Whipple procedure, is performed routinely at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. As a high volume center, our surgeons perform more than 80–100 Whipple procedures a year. Using new and minimally invasive approaches to pancreatic surgery whenever possible, we can bring the medicine of the future to the patients of today. Learn more about pancreatic surgery at MedStar Georgetown and the Whipple procedure.
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