Yashoda Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the region which specializes in patient-centered pancreatic disorders treatments. We treat pancreatic disorders such as chronic pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. We strive to provide the best therapies and treatment for pancreatic disorders. We offer innovative treatments and services, including:
- Endoscopic, minimally invasive
- Radiographic diagnostic imaging
- Islet autotransplantation
- Robotic surgery for pancreatic cancer
- Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
- Chronic pain management using subcutaneous injections of octreotide, pancreatic enzymes, and other alternative treatments.
Our pancreatic disorders team includes a multispecialty team such as gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pancreatic surgeons, psychologists, and oncologists who work together to provide individualized treatments to our patients.
What are Pancreatic Disorders?
The pancreas is a complex gland that is found deep inside the upper abdomen. The organ helps in producing substances that are used by the body to regulate blood sugar levels, which helps in digesting fats and proteins.
Pancreatic Disorders are not so common, and they often difficult to diagnose. At Yashoda hospital, our team work relentlessly to find the accurate cause of the disorders and determine an accurate plan according to the pancreatic disorder diagnosed.
Some of the Pancreatic Disorders We Treat are:
- Pancreatitis: Painful inflammation of the pancreas is called pancreatitis. When digestive enzymes attack the pancreas, pancreatic damage occurs. Sometimes, pancreatitis results in loss of blood, serious tissue damage, cyst formation, and infection. If enzymes and toxins are released into the bloodstream, they harm other vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys.
- Pancreatic Cancer: It is a malignant disease that occurs in the ductal cells of the pancreas. The malignant tumor forms when the disease causes the cells in the pancreas to grow, divide and spread uncontrollably. The disease spread silently, and so in many cases, the symptoms are exhibited until the disease has reached an advanced stage.
- Acute or recurrent pancreatitis: Acute pancreatitis disease is a broad spectrum of clinical presentations varying from mild, self-limiting disease to serous disease needing prolonged hospitalization, multiple interventions, and even death.
- Chronic pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis is a debilitating disease which results in serious complications of the pancreas and exocrine (malabsorption and weight loss) dysfunction and long term endocrine (Diabetes). The treatment varies from identifying the complications, endoscopic treatment, splitting of stones, and stenting to surgical procedure.
- Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas: These are the tumors of the pancreas, which requires a multidisciplinary approach for strategizing an appropriate therapeutic strategy, including biologic therapy, surgery, or chemotherapy. These slow-growing tumors require a follow-up over a long period of time.
- Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas: Cystic lesions of the pancreas are identified by various imaging procedures in patients with non-specific symptoms. Cystic lesions of the pancreas occur because of a variety of medical conditions ranging from pseudocyst after pancreatitis, benign cystic lesions, simple cysts, and cysts with malignancy or with malignant potential.
Are You an Eligible Candidate for Pancreas Disorder Treatment?
If you feel that your pancreas isn’t functioning well, then you will experience some of the following symptoms:
- abdominal tenderness, swelling, or pain
- nausea or vomiting
- excess gas
- foul-smelling stool
- Oily Stool
- lightly colored stool
- weight loss
These symptoms could be because of pancreatitis, EPI, or several other disorders of the pancreas.
What Are The Various Diagnosis Tests Required To Diagnose Pancreatic Disorders?
Our Pancreas department at Yashoda Hospital offers state-of-the-art diagnostic tests for pancreas related disorders available, including:
- Abdominal ultrasound: Identifies gallstones and fluid from inflammation in the abdomen (ascites)
- Ultrasound can also exhibit a commonly enlarged abscess, bile duct, or a pseudocyst (a collection of tissue, fluid, and pancreatic enzymes)
- Computed Tomography (CT Scan): CT can screen complications (fluid around the pancreas, abscess, or pseudocyst)
- ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography): A tube is inserted down the throat into the stomach, then into the small intestine. The dye helps the doctor examine the bile and pancreatic ducts on an X-ray.
- Endoscopic ultrasound: A scope is placed down the throat into the stomach, where sound waves exhibit abdominal organs and may reveal gallstones
Pancreatic Function Tests
- Fecal elastase test: Doctors measures elastase (an enzyme present in the pancreas) in a stool sample to test how well the pancreas works
- Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP): A form of MRI used to identify bile ducts and the pancreatic duct
- Secretin pancreatic function test: Evaluate the ability of the pancreas to respond to the hormone secretin
What Is The Treatment Procedure For Pancreatic Disorder?
We provide various treatment options for patients with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, including:
- Enzyme treatment for pancreatic insufficiency
- Endoscopic, minimally invasive, and radiographic interventions
- Chronic pain management using medications, spinal cord stimulation, celiac plexus blockade, splanchnic radiofrequency ablation, and other alternative treatments.
- Extraction of the pancreas with Islet autotransplantation
- Laparoscopic surgery and Robotic for pancreatic cancer and cysts