Innovative Treatment Options Tailored to the Patient
When it comes to pancreatic cysts and other gastrointestinal conditions,
expert evaluation is vital to
accurately diagnose the nature of the cyst, and then determine the best course of treatment
for the individual patient.
At Hoag, our
multidisciplinary team of experts includes academic-level pancreatic surgeons, medical oncologists, hepatologists
and radiologists who work together to thoroughly review and determine
the best treatment option suited to each individual patient.
The Hoag-USC team then carefully tailors a personalized treatment plan
to effectively achieve the best possible outcome for the patient. This
emphasis on a collaborative, comprehensive approach to patient-centered
care is why Hoag patient outcomes rank are among the nation’s best.
Treatment for Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm and other types of
pancreatic cysts depends on the type of cyst and where in the pancreas
it’s located. In general, surgical removal of the cystic tumor is
recommended if there are additional worrisome findings associated with the cyst.
When it comes to advanced surgical care, the
Hoag-USC surgical team performs more complex pancreatic surgeries than any other surgical program
in Southern California including state-of-the-art procedures that may
not available at most centers. Being a high-volume hepatobiliary and pancreatic
surgical program enables the gastrointestinal experts at Hoag to achieve
a technical skill level not all facilities can match.
Some of the advanced surgical options for treating Intraductal Papillary
Mucinous Neoplasm include:
Wedge Resection of the Pancreas is a conservative surgical approach in which the cystic
tumor(s) is removed along with a small surrounding margin of healthy tissue.
Wedge resection of the pancreas is preferred since only small amounts
of tissue are removed during this procedure. In addition, Hoag-USC Surgical
Center for Digestive Diseases routinely provides laparoscopic wedge resection
for patients with pancreatic cystic tumors, which provides many benefits
to patients including less pain and a quicker return to daily activities.
Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy (Robotic-Assisted Pancreatectomy) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where the body and tail of
the pancreas is removed along with the spleen. This procedure is most
frequently performed in patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
However, Hoag-USC Surgical Center for Digestive Diseases routinely provides
laparoscopic spleen-preserving pancreatectomy for patients with pancreatic
cystic tumors and neuroendocrine tumors.
Whipple Operation involves resection (removal) of the head of the pancreas, a portion of
the bile duct, the gallbladder and the duodenum. Occasionally, a portion
of the stomach may also be removed. The Whipple Operation is often used
to treat patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, although it may
be recommended for some patients with benign disorders such as chronic
pancreatitis and benign tumors of the head of the pancreas.
The Most Advanced Treatment Options Are Now Available in Orange County!
When it comes to seeking out the most advanced, academic-level hepatobiliary
and pancreatic care, there is no longer any need to travel long distances.
The Hoag Digestive Disease Center, in alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive
Cancer Center, offers the latest in state-of-the-art diagnosis and leading-edge treatment
options that may not be readily available at other centers, including
participation in clinical trials that helps to bring advanced care to
even more patients.
Perhaps the most distinguishing aspect of Hoag’s advanced treatment
of hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions is that in each and every case,
treatment is always specifically tailored to the meet the unique needs
of the individual patient.
Expert Care You Can Trust!
Hoag Digestive Disease Center, in alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive
Cancer Center, continues to lead the way in complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic care,
providing access to a highly specialized surgical team that works collaboratively
with Hoag-affiliated gastroenterologists and medical oncology specialists
to provide academic-level care. Hoag’s committed to
accurate diagnosis, combined with
progressive therapeutic options enables Hoag patients to achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes
in the nation.
To schedule a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, or a second-opinion
consultation with a Hoag pancreatic care expert, visit
Meet the Team, or call us at: 949-764-5350.