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Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

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Diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer can be challenging, and multiple types of treatment may be needed.

Our experienced team of experts includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists and geneticists. They will work together to determine the best treatment plan for your individual disease. 

Treatments We Provide

  • Chemotherapy

    This well-known cancer treatment uses medicines taken intravenously or by mouth to kill cancer cells throughout the body. Chemotherapy may be given before surgery to shrink tumors, or after to fight cancer cells that have potentially spread.

  • Distal Pancreatectomy

    This operation removes tumors in the left side of the pancreas (body and tail). It typically involves removing the spleen as well.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

    This technique allows the completion of surgery using several small incisions. The same procedure is performed as when using a standard “open” incision.

  • NanoKnife® Pancreatic Surgery

    The NanoKnife® is a novel, non-heat based procedure allowing treatment of locally advanced tumors near blood vessels. It may provide an additional treatment option for some tumors that are otherwise considered inoperable.

  • Robotic Pancreatic Surgery

    A minimally invasive technique using the assistance of a surgical robot to complete complex procedures. 

  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

    Non-invasive, radiation therapy directed at the tumor. The stereotactic technique minimizes radiation from affecting normal tissue.

  • Whipple Procedure

    A complex surgery that removes the right side of the pancreas (head) and other nearby structures, then with re-connection of the intestine to the remaining part of the pancreas,  bile ducts, and stomach to allow normal digestion of food.