Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center offers advanced diagnosis and care of patients with disorders of the digestive tract, gallbladder and pancreas.

The Ohio State University was recently recognized by The National Pancreas Foundation as a Pancreas Center of Excellence. This designation recognizes excellence across multiple disciplines, which focus on patient-centered care of patients with pancreatic disorders.  The approval process followed an extensive audit of the institution’s resources for patient management. OSU was recognized among 30 other centers nationwide, and was the only adult-center in the state of Ohio.

Pancreatic disorders encompass a range of diseases that frequently result in troublesome symptoms and increase the risk for developing decreased functioning of the pancreas (resulting in diabetes and maldigestion), and rarely, cancer.

Acute pancreatitis is the most common gastrointestinal reason for hospitalization in the United States. On the other hand, pancreatic cancer is a relatively uncommon type of cancer, however it is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer. Managing pancreatic disorders is challenging, and to be effective requires evaluation by a multi-disciplinary team.

Ohio State’s Pancreas Clinic consists of clinicians and endoscopists with dedicated interests in managing patients with pancreatic diseases. We are devoted to the comprehensive evaluation and management of all pancreatic disorders, including:

• Acute pancreatitis
• Chronic pancreatitis (including autoimmune and hereditary pancreatitis)
• Pancreatic cysts
• Known or suspected pancreatic cancer
• High Risk Individuals for developing pancreatic cancer
• Complications of pancreatic diseases
• Medical evaluation for Total Pancreatectomy and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant (TPIAT)

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