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Diseases of the pancreas and bile duct are challenging to manage. We recognize this and are here to help.

UAB has launched the Pancreatobiliary Disease Center to address these problems. All patients with malignancies referred to the PDC will be assessed in a multidisciplinary fashion, receive genetic tumor typing for personalized treatment, and have access to multiple clinical trials. We will develop a customized treatment plan to address patients with all stages of malignancy while accounting for unique tumor features and patient characteristics. We recognize that many patients prefer to receive portions of their treatment in their local community with the physicians they know and trust. To this end, we are happy to provide guidance and assistance as necessary to fulfill this wish.

Supported by the resources of the UAB School of Medicine and the Department of Surgery, the Pancreatobiliary Disease Center offers the following:

  • Multidisciplinary review of every complex pancreas or bile duct patient referred to our program.
  • Treatment of pancreatic cancers, pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis, bile duct and gallbladder cancers, bile duct injuries and complex benign disease of the bile duct.
  • A personalized treatment plan with the latest therapies and standards of care based on the patient's specific type of disorder and outcome goals.
  • Access to innovative minimally invasive surgical, endoscopic and radiologic techniques.
  • Access to integrative medicine and supportive therapy.
  • Comprehensive care in collaboration with the patient's primary care provider and referring physician.

The PDC is focused on addressing conditions involving the pancreas and bile ducts, including:

  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Tumors of the duodenum
  • Tumors of the bile ducts
  • Bile duct blockages (strictures)
  • Bile duct injuries
  • Gallbladder tumors
  • Cysts of the pancreas or bile ducts
  • Autoimmune diseases of the pancreas or bile ducts