Pancreatic Cancer Care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Pancreatic Cancer Care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

When robotic pancreatic surgery is the right surgery, UPMC is the right place.

As one of the largest treatment networks in the U.S., UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers expert care for patients with pancreatic cancer and pancreatic diseases.

Our internationally recognized physicians, led by Amer H. Zureikat, MD, FACS, are board-certified and specially trained to care for patients with pancreatic cancer and related conditions using the latest minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques, including the robotic Whipple procedure.

Why Choose UPMC?

More Experience, Better Outcomes

UPMC has one of the busiest pancreatic surgery programs in the world, with more experience in robotic pancreatic surgery than any program in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, it’s best to undergo a Whipple procedure at a hospital that performs 15-20 of these surgeries each year. In 2018 alone, UPMC’s experts performed more than 60 robotic Whipple surgeries. We also perform more than 100 pancreatic resections each year.

Our minimally invasive and robotic surgical options, along with practices for enhanced recovery after surgery, mean that our patients can have:

  • Fewer complications after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries
  • Better quality of life throughout treatment
  • Better survival rates

Specialized, Streamlined Care

Our Pancreatic Cancer Specialty Care Center offers a streamlined evaluation process. Patients are seen in a single day by our multidisciplinary team, which includes:

  • Surgical oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Palliative care specialists
  • Pain management specialists

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