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The MedStar Health Pancreas and Liver Diseases Program is home to some of the most experienced specialists in the field.

The Pancreas and Liver Diseases program puts an entire spectrum of care at your fingertips. Make an appointment and you’ll benefit from the incredible talent and expertise of a team committed to treating diseases of the pancreas, liver, and biliary tract. Behind the scenes, doctors from all of our core disciplines meet each week in conference to discuss the best approaches to your unique pancreas or liver condition, providing you with input from all specialties. In addition:

  • We treat more pancreatic patients and perform more pancreaticoduodenectomy procedures than any other center in the Washington, D.C., area. Our team is comprised of clinical leaders who have pioneered and perfected practices that are now common standards of care.
  • We offer state-of-the-art treatment modalities including advanced pancreaticobiliary endoscopy and robotic surgery as well as minimally invasive surgeries and complex vascular reconstruction.
  • Our active research program aims to evolve scientific understanding of pancreaticobiliary disease continuously to the next level. On an individual basis, your patients have access to many clinical trials for promising new treatments.
  • We have been one of only 30 approved National Pancreas Foundation Centers in the United States since the award’s inception.
If you have a condition of the pancreas, such as pancreatic cysts or pancreatitis, our team will meet with you to evaluate your disease progression. We’ll perform a multidisciplinary evaluation, offer insights into possible treatments, and continue to monitor your pancreatic health. Learn more.
Your best defense against pancreatic cancer is early detection. That’s why we launched a clinic devoted to patients with elevated risk for pancreatic cancer. These include germline mutations and a strong family history of pancreas or other related cancers. We’ll monitor your pancreas for signs and symptoms of disease, with the goal of finding any lesions in the premalignant stage or at least early in the disease process. This clinic involves a team approach and includes gastroenterology, cancer geneticists, pancreatic surgeons, and radiologists. Learn more.
Growths in your liver can be harmless, or they can be cancerous. It’s not always easy to tell the difference until a thorough evaluation is completed. We’ve assembled physicians with expertise in liver tumors from a variety of disciplines to review your condition and determine the best treatments for you. Learn more.
We’re here to help you make the best decision about your pancreas, liver, or bile duct condition. If you have concerns about a recent diagnosis, we’ll provide a multidisciplinary evaluation for additional peace of mind. We review images, collaborate on care, and meet with you to determine the next steps.Learn more.

Schedule an appointment by contacting our nurse coordinator who will help to arrange a time for you to meet a team of experts devoted to identifying and treating conditions of the pancreas, liver, and bile duct. We’ll collaborate with you in your care to make the correct diagnosis and provide innovative treatment options.

Our Commitment to Pancreaticobiliary Research

We are committed to the future of pancreaticobiliary care through research. As part of a major academic medical center, the Pancreas and Liver Diseases Program is actively involved in basic, clinical, and translational research to improve current care and advance knowledge, practice, and technique. Additionally, the Center for Translational Transplant Medicine, part of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, brings together disease groups and specialists, laboratory scientists, and transplant physicians to develop innovative responses to current clinical problems.

We are working to create a positive change in the future of pancreaticobiliary care, by providing access to promising therapeutic options only available through clinical trials. Current areas of exploration include:

  • Relative efficacy of new chemoembolization devices for hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Comparison of irreversible electroporation and intra-arterial chemoinfusion for primary pancreatic cancer
  • Understanding liver cancer and its mimics
  • The role of the pancreatic tumor microbiome
  • Direct radiologic-pathologic correlation of colorectal liver metastases with
  • MR-compatible sectioning and localization device
  • Innovative methods to deliver chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Advanced approaches to surgery for hepatopancreaticobiliary disease
  • Evaluation and treatment of rare pediatric liver disorders

Learn more about clinical research at MedStar Health.

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