The Pancreas Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of only a few centers in the United States that is dedicated to caring for children with pancreatic diseases. It is recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Center of Excellence. Our multidisciplinary team treats patients from around the world, taking a centralized approach to provide rapid diagnosis and the most advanced treatments, including pain management.
The center offers highly specialized care that is not widely available. Cincinnati Children’s is one of a few hospitals in the country offering total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplantation (TPIAT) for children as young as toddler age who experience debilitating chronic pancreatitis. Our advanced endoscopists are among a few providers in the country that have extensive experience caring for children. They perform specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).
Patients come to the center from across the country and around the world to receive expert diagnosis and advanced care for acute, recurrent and chronic pancreatitis, as well as pancreatic tumors, pancreatic insufficiency and pancreatic birth defects. Our multidisciplinary team is led by pediatric gastroenterologists with pancreatology expertise and pediatric surgeons, and also includes physicians specializing in pain management, endocrinology, oncology and radiology.
The center works closely with the National Pancreas Foundation and is part of the #5 ranked gastroenterology and GI surgery program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Learn more about some of conditions we treat and treatment options available, including:
Genetic testing for pancreatic disease causing gene defects: