Pancreatic cancer is hard to treat. Once you have it, surgery is the only cure, but only for 10-15% of patients.
That's why we're not just trying to find better treatments. We've become an international leader in catching pancreatic cancer before it strikes.
Pancreatic Cancer Experts
Our surgical team has some of the best outcomes in the country. You'll get care from surgeons, nurses, GI specialists, cancer experts, radiologists and genetic counselors. All of us have specialized training in dealing with pancreatic cysts and tumors. We work together to give you the best care and most advanced options possible.
Types of Pancreas Surgery
We offer the most advanced surgical options for patients at all stages of disease. This includes treating painful pancreatic cysts.
Surgery for cancer of the pancreas at UVA includes:
Distal pancreatectomy, which removes the body and tail of the pancreas
Splenectomy, or spleen removal
Total pancreatectomy, or removal of the entire pancreas