Endoscopic procedures like EUS and ERCP are becoming increasingly more important in the process of diagnosing pancreatic cancer. Advanced equipment and innovative techniques are now enabling physicians to visualize the pancreas with precision never achieved before. When performed by a skilled endoscopist, these procedures can provide improved imaging resolution of the pancreas and provide a reliable diagnosis.
The Pancreas Center receives referrals from a number of primary care physicians and gastroenterologists. The endoscopic reports we receive become the first diagnostic tool used for the patient work up. For those patients who do not have access to the most advanced endoscopy options, we refer patients to our Pancreas Center endoscopists. In recent years, the GI endoscopy physicians have performed over 1,500 EUS and ERCP procedures each year.
Pancreas Center GI/Endoscopy Team
Vasudha Dhar, MD
Charles Lightdale, MD
Leslie Schmidt, NP