The Pancreas Care Center (PCC) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is one of only a few institutions in the United States offering total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) for patients as young as four years old.
If your child suffers from severe, debilitating pain due to chronic or acute recurrent pancreatitis, TPIAT may help. The procedure, part of which involves removal of the pancreas and reconstruction of the gastrointestinal tract, has made it possible for many children to return to their normal activities without pain.
Surgically removing the pancreas is a dramatic step, and the recovery process can take several months. Our team will give you the information and support you need to make the best decision for your child.