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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is hard to treat. Once you have it, surgery is the only cure. But surgery only works for 10-15% of patients. That's why knowing your risk and getting care early is key.

At UVA, you'll find a team on the front lines of care and research. We're not just looking for better treatments. We're aiming to catch pancreatic cancer before it strikes.

Pancreatic Cancer Experts

The team includes surgeons, nurses, GI specialists, cancer experts, radiologists, and genetic counselors. All of us specialize in dealing with pancreatic cysts and tumors. We work together to give you the best care possible. 

Types of Pancreas Surgery

If you need pancreatic surgery, you want options. We can perform surgery for all stages of disease. This includes treating painful pancreatic cysts.

We have some of the best surgery results in the country. Our expertise includes:

  • The Whipple procedure
  • Taking out the body and tail of the pancreas
  • Spleen removal 
  • Removal of the whole pancreas