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Pancreas Cyst Multidisciplinary Clinic

Most patients diagnosed with pancreatic cysts will not require surgery. But it's crucial to determine whether a cyst is benign, cancerous, or in a transitional state.

What is a multidisciplinary clinic?

As treatments for pancreatic and biliary cancer evolve, fewer patients undergo single-modality therapy. Instead, more and more patients are being treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that involves the expert opinions of specialists in those treatments.

This "multidisciplinary approach" provides patients with the most current, effective, and evidence-based treatments in a single-day appointment, as well as the opportunity to meet with the specialists who collaborate in his or her care. These specialists might include:

  • Surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Anesthesiologists (for pain management)
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Research coordinators

Learn the advantages of a multidisciplinary clinic

We offer advanced diagnostic and interventional endoscopic treatments, as well as traditional and laparoscopic Whipple and Distal procedures.

Once the patient is referred to the clinic, specialists review his or her laboratory and radiologic tests – and order new tests, if indicated. After the patient provides a thorough history and gets a physical examination, the patient's case is presented to the multidisciplinary team, who design an individualized plan of care that they discuss with the patient.

A Pancreatic Cyst Patient's Story

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"Going forward, I don't have to worry about this again."

 

Richelle Fisher suffered "unpleasant" physical symptoms during a vacation in Hawaii with her husband Brian. Initial imaging revealed that Richelle had a pancreatic cyst. She was given a "wait and see" prognosis, but when her symptoms persisted, she was referred to UCH specialist Norio Fukami, who found "pre-cancer" markers in the cyst. Later, UCH surgeon Barish Edil performed an "extremely successful," minimally-invasive procedure to remove the cyst. Not long afterward, Richelle was back home to continue her recovery.

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