The Pancreas Program
The Pancreas Program at Weill Cornell Medicine provides the most effective care possible, using personalized and multidisciplinary treatment for pancreatic care. Our surgeons are highly trained experts in treatment and management of all pancreatic diseases and disorders, no matter the severity or complexity. Our treatment plans address unique patient needs and are based on expertise from a multi-disciplinary team. The collaborative nature of our program means that patient care is promptly and carefully managed with insight from the appropriate specialists.
Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Pancreas Care?
Personalized treatment: Using the most advanced technology available, our team carefully evaluates each patient to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible long-term results. Our team determines the most appropriate surgical treatment plan based on your unique condition, lifestyle, medical history and health goals. The Weill Cornell Medicine Pancreas Program has the expertise to treat the entire range of pancreatic disease — including complex cases.
Leaders in minimally invasive treatment: The majority of our patients receive minimally invasive treatments. This reduces pain and recovery times. Unlike traditional “open” surgery, minimally invasive procedures — such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery — use small incisions. This makes surgery less painful and helps patients recover faster. Weill Cornell Medicine’s world-class specialists are at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery and treatment and are experts in providing personalized treatment for cancerous and noncancerous conditions, including pancreatic cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, solid pseudopapillary tumors, pancreatitis, pancreatic stones and pancreatic cysts and necrosis and pseudocysts. Using robotic technology, they are also able to perform complex procedures with great results.
Comprehensive care from a team of experts: The Weill Cornell Pancreas Program includes specialists in surgery, advanced endoscopy, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pain management, nutrition, radiology, and pathology — working together alongside nurse practitioners, patient navigators and other medical and support professionals to deliver seamless, comprehensive care.
Innovative research: As a scientifically based, academic institution, we are at the forefront of the latest biological advances including novel diagnostic tools and groundbreaking treatments. Our dedication to improving the health of patients with pancreatic diseases and disorders extends to innovative research programs. We continue to develop new techniques and therapies that promote better outcomes and improve our patients’ quality of life following surgery. As a patient, you can choose to participate in one of our clinical trials to receive the most current treatments. If your doctor believes that you may qualify for one of the studies being conducted in our program, your doctor will offer this as a treatment option. By joining a clinical trial, you help advance medical knowledge of pancreas disorders and treatment.
Conditions We Treat
Conditions affecting the pancreas and biliary tract can be life threatening and often difficult to diagnose. The Weill Cornell Medicine Pancreas Program provides unique treatment plans that offer comprehensive care for patients with cancerous and noncancerous conditions including:
- Pancreatic cancer / adenocarcinoma
- Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms
- Acute Pancreatitis
- Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
- Chronic Pancreatitis
- Gallstone Disease
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Pancreatic Stones
Make an Appointment
Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to enhance your patient experience.
If you would like a remote second opinion, we can connect you directly with expert physicians and specialists at the Weill Cornell Medicine Pancreas Program. They will review your individual situation, answer your questions and provide you with information you can share with your family and local practitioner. You can then decide to come to our facilities for treatment or choose to stay in your hometown and receive treatment locally. Learn more at WCM OnDemand Second Opinion.
Meet Our Specialists
The Weill Cornell Medicine Pancreas Program team offers patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.