Most patients diagnosed with pancreatic cysts will not require surgery. But it’s crucial to determine whether a cyst is benign, cancerous, or in a transitional state.

What is a multidisciplinary clinic?

As treatments for pancreatic and biliary cancer evolve, fewer patients undergo single-modality therapy. Instead, more and more patients are being treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that involves the expert opinions of specialists in those treatments.

This “multidisciplinary approach,” our established protocol at University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver, provides patients with the most current, effective, and evidence-based treatments in a single-day appointment, as well as the opportunity to meet with the specialists who collaborate in his or her care. These specialists might include:

  • Surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Anesthesiologists (for pain management)
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Research coordinators

Learn the advantages of a multidisciplinary clinic

We offer advanced diagnostic and interventional endoscopic treatments, traditional and laparoscopic Whipple and Distal procedures.

Once you are referred to our clinic, specialists review your laboratory and radiologic tests – and order new tests, if indicated. After you provide a thorough history and get a physical examination, your case is presented to the multidisciplinary team, who design an individualized plan of care that they discuss with you.