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Pancreas Center

At Vanderbilt's Pancreas Center, we treat a range of pancreatic conditions ranging from the common to the most complex. Our team of experts works together to create a treatment plan that is right for you.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all pancreas center conditions, including:

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    Pancreatic cancers
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    Pancreatic cysts
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    Pancreatitis (acute, chronic, autoimmune)
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    Pancreatic adenocarcinoma
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    Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET)
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    Intra-ductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN)
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    Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN)
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    Serous cystadenomas (SCA)

Meet Your Care Team

Kamran Idrees
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4.8

Kamran IdreesMD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, GI Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology Surgery
Marcus C. Tan
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4.8

Marcus C. TanMD

    GI Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Neuroendocrine Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Sarcoma, Surgical Oncology
Sophoclis P. Alexopoulos

Sophoclis P. AlexopoulosMD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Lea K. Matsuoka

Lea K. MatsuokaMD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Jordan D. Berlin
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4.8

Jordan D. BerlinMD

    Cancer, Esophageal Diseases, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Dana B. Cardin
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4.8

Dana B. CardinMD

    Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Kristen K. Ciombor
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4.9

Kristen K. CiomborMD

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Laura W. Goff
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4.7

Laura W. GoffMD

    Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Satya B. Das
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4.9

Satya B. DasMD, MSCI, BA

    Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Medical Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Rajiv Agarwal

Rajiv AgarwalBA, MD

    Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology, Metastatic Cancer, Palliative Care
Bapsi Chak Chakravarthy
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4.8

Bapsi Chak ChakravarthyMD

    Breast Cancer, Cancer, Liver Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Stomach, Colon, and Pancreas Cancer
Anthony M. Gamboa
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4.8

Anthony M. GamboaIII, MD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Disease
Patrick S. Yachimski
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4.7

Patrick S. YachimskiMD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Disease
Juliana Yang

Juliana YangMD

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Valerie A. Shields
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4.8

Valerie A. ShieldsPA

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Kira A. Soldani
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4.8

Kira A. SoldaniNP

    Endocrine Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Surgical Oncology

Why Choose the Pancreas Center at Vanderbilt

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • Comprehensive care

    We care for patients from prevention and genetic and nutritional counseling through diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, education and research. From the simplest to the most complex treatment, we provide a full range of options to address your specific needs and preferences. 

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options, as well as follow-up and patient-focused support programs and symptom management, to ensure that you receive the best possible care

  • Patient Navigator

    The Pancreas Center has a dedicated patient navigator to help guide you through your care plan. The navigator can help you schedule appointments, gather medical records, address concerns and coordinate your care among all the specialists involved in your treatment.

  • Recognized cancer care

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the region designated by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) as a Center of Excellence. The NPF conducts a thorough audit to identify those centers that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer and treat the whole patient, while delivering the best outcomes and improved quality of life. 

  • Expert second opinions

    According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 30 to 50 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer who are eligible for surgery are told that it isn't an option. Our surgeons perform a high volume of pancreatic cancer surgeries, which means they can help you better understand all of your options and provide expert, comprehensive care.

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