Pancreatic Care at Columbia

The Pancreas Center at Columbia is New York’s pre-eminent center for pancreatic disease care. Our team provides compassionate, full-service care for the treatment and management of all pancreatic disease, no matter the severity or complexity. Our full-spectrum center includes surgery, medical, and psychosocial care for patients and their families.

For more information or to book a consultation with one of our experts, call the Pancreas Center at (212) 305-9467 or request an appointment.

Continued Leadership in Pancreatic Disease Care

We’ve been at the forefront of pancreatic disease care since the beginning: Columbia surgeon Dr. Allen Oldfather Whipple performed the first-ever Whipple procedure — now, the most common type of surgery for pancreatic cancer. Today, Columbia performs more of these procedures than most centers in the world.

Currently, our research team is at the forefront of pancreatic disease research and our robust offerings of clinical trials exceed many other specialized pancreatic cancer programs in the metro area.

Are you interested in our clinical trials for pancreatic disease and cancer? Request an appointment or call (212) 305-9467 to learn more about our innovative approaches to pancreatic disease care.

Our Services

At Columbia, we aim to provide the most innovative care possible for each of our pancreatic disease and cancer patients. Our team has specialized programs that help focus Columbia’s many resources for our patients:

  • Pancreatic Cancer Program: Treating pancreatic cancer requires compassion, commitment, and hope. Our team of oncologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists, and clinical researchers bring these traits to every patient they see. No matter the stage of the disease, we will put together a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your goals of care. 
  • Pancreatitis Program: Understanding that those with pancreatitis require specialized care, we developed a program to meet the needs of these patients. The Pancreas Center is home to the only dedicated pancreatitis team in New York.
  • Prevention and Genetics Team: The Pancreas Center’s genetic team offers state-of-the-art genetic screenings and counseling. Our genetic specialists go through your family history and risk factors to develop customized plans reducing your individual risk.
  • Support Services: The treatment of pancreatic disease requires a full mind-body approach, and our psychological services help strengthen coping skills and offer an empathetic ear. We also host support groups for you and your loved ones to help relieve stress and share with others going through a similar experience.
  • Diet & Nutrition Services: Getting the right nutrients from your diet is more challenging with pancreatic disease, and our team has a nutritionist who specializes in optimal meal management for lifelong care.

We're no longer just accepting a radiology report that says ‘this is inoperable.’ In our experience, about 80% of the time radiology is incorrect. So we are using other criteria and getting more aggressive about surgery in people who have been deemed inoperable in the past” — Dr. John Chabot, Director of the Pancreas Center. 

Our Team

The Pancreas Center is comprised of Columbia’s best experts in surgical oncology, pancreatic disease, and pancreatic cancer treatment and management. Our gastroenterologists work hand-in-hand with our pancreatic surgeons and other specialized teams for holistic treatment.

Pancreatic Surgeons

Gastroenterologists/GI Specialists

Medical Oncologists

Radiation Oncology

Genetics, Prevention and GI Cancers

Our Locations

Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Herbert Irving Pavilion, 8th Floor
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 380
New York, NY 10019
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Hudson Valley Office
1985 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
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For more information or to book a consultation with one of our experts, call the Pancreas Center at (212) 305-9467 or request an appointment.