Physicians in our Pancreas and Biliary Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center treat diseases of the pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder. They provide diagnosis, treatment, surgery and transplant, if necessary. Researchers here at the university also work across the boundaries of our specialties to collaborate on treatment plans.
We use advanced minimally invasive techniques, such as the Whipple procedure, along with a combination of radiation and chemotherapy, to treat pancreatic diseases. This improves outcomes and offers a better quality of life. We also offer clinical trial opportunities to patients who qualify.
We also provide total pancreatectomy with islet auto-transplantation (TP-IAT), which can mean the end of pain and the start of getting life back on track for many people. During a pancreatectomy, a surgeon removes your pancreas, which relieves the pain. But without the islet cells in the pancreas that make insulin, you will likely develop diabetes. For more information, click here.