The Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery is part of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, a program that also offers liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas, intestinal and pancreas transplants. The extensive experience with liver and pancreatic surgery our transplant surgeons have makes them experts in cancer and tumor surgery of these organs as well.
Pancreas Tumors and Diseases
The Pancreatic Surgery Program at Georgetown University Hospital offers patients the full range of current therapies, supplemented by the potential to participate in promising clinical trials that could change how acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer are diagnosed and treated in the future. These therapies include ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), EUS (endoscopic ultrasound), genetic tumor and fluid analysis, laparoscopic as well as traditional resection surgery, and medical and oncologic therapies for pancreatic diseases. Learn more about Pancreatic Tumors.
Offering Hope to People Who Have Pancreatic Disease
If you or a loved one has a pancreatic disorder, finding the right medical care— right away—is essential. Pancreatic disorders can be difficult to diagnose with conditions quickly getting worse before the right treatments begin.
The surgeons performing pancreatic surgery here have among the highest volume, best technical experience and best survival outcomes in the country. In fact, studies suggest that hospitals performing a minimum of 10 pancreaticoduodenectomies (Whipple procedures) have better outcomes; Georgetown’s numbers were much higher than this benchmark. When combined with all other treatment modalities available for pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, we can offer your patients the most technologically advanced care possible.
Georgetown’s Liver Tumor program is the only true multidisciplinary one of its kind in the Washington D.C., metropolitan area, and one of the most experienced anywhere. Patients who have a growth in the liver are evaluated by a team of medical liver specialists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, nurse coordinators and others as needed. The thorough evaluation by specialists in the field makes the difficult diagnosis of liver tumors optimal.
Liver Tumor Treatment
Many therapies are available for liver tumors, differing depending on the type of lesion, and the condition of a particular patient. We will individualize your care based on these factors. Treatments such as microwave treatment, freezing, radiofrequency ablation, medications, chemoembolization or surgical removal are all considered. After an evaluation in the office, our team consults together to determine the best therapy for you, then discusses the decision with you and your doctors. You then make the final decision to move forward with your team.
To learn more, contact Jeanne Lund at 202-444-6396.