Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Pancreatic cancer treatment often focuses on removing as much of the cancer as possible and slowing the progression of disease. Treatment plans may include a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, as well as palliative therapies to minimize cancer symptoms and enhance quality of life.
Our Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Complex diseases like pancreatic cancer call for a multidisciplinary approach and the expertise of seasoned specialists. That¡¯s what we provide at Tampa General Hospital¡¯s Pancreatic Oncology Program. Our renowned specialists include gastroenterologists, therapeutic endoscopists, pancreatobiliary surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other physicians who treat the most severe cases of pancreatic cancer, including late-stage and widely spread (metastasized) malignancies that other medical providers may not be equipped to address.
Working collaboratively, the specialists within TGH¡¯s Pancreatic Oncology Program provide a full spectrum of traditional and progressive pancreatic cancer treatment options, such as:
- Radiation therapy and chemotherapy
- Robotic-assisted and minimally invasive surgery
- Complex pancreatic resections with multiple vascular reconstructions
- Irreversible electroporation (IRE)
- Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Stereotactic radiotherapy
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Clinical trials
- Individual care with molecular techniques
- Robotic adrenalectomies
Our team also includes dieticians, psychologists and other palliative care specialists who help patients navigate the unique emotional and physical challenges that may accompany a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. We believe that cancer isn¡¯t strictly clinical and that treating the whole patient¡ªnot just the disease¡ªis vitally important.
Community-Based Pancreatic Cancer Care
TGH¡¯s Pancreatic Oncology Program provides world-class pancreatic cancer treatment in a community setting. Our team works closely with our patients¡¯ referring physicians and primary care practitioners to help streamline the overall care process and achieve the best possible outcomes.
If you would like to learn more about pancreatic cancer treatment at TGH, contact our team at (813) 844-2200 to make an appointment. We prioritize prompt appointment scheduling and welcome patients who are seeking second opinions, are concerned about potential symptoms or would like to speak with a specialist about their pancreatic cancer risk. You may also use our convenient Physician Finder tool to schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist.