UI Hospitals and Clinics

Pancreatic Disorders

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, the large gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes enzymes that join with bile, a liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder, to digest food.

Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications. In severe cases, bleeding, infection, and permanent tissue damage may occur.

Our digestive diseases experts work as a team to diagnose and treat your disorders and to manage related conditions.

Conditions Treated

  • Pancreatic disease
  • Biliary disease
  • Common bile duct stone (non malignant)
  • Ascending colonists (non malignant)
  • Miring syndrome (non malignant)
  • Sphincter oddi dysfunction (non malignant)
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst (non malignant)
  • Common bile duct/cancer/cholangiocarcinomas (malignant)
  • Pancreatic head mass (malignant)

Testing Options

  • CBC
  • Liver panel
  • RVA US
  • HIDA scan
  • MRCP
  • CT scan

Treatment Options

  • Therapeutic endoscopy - ERCP
  • Stent placement

Care Team

Gastroenterologist

Physician, Internal Medicine

Physician, Surgery

Surgical Oncologist