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Our integrated practice unit is one of the first of its kind, giving patients a team of pancreatic disease specialists in one centralized clinic. All of our specialists are experts in their fields.
UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases: Our Team Approach
UCLA’s team of experts meets weekly to discuss cases, design personalized treatment plans and review outcomes. Patients receive the most advanced pancreatic disease treatments available, with fewer appointments and phone calls.
Meet our team:
- Interventional endoscopy
- Diagnostic radiology
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Our network of specialists
- Genetic counseling
- Program staff
UCLA has the largest team of interventional endoscopy specialists in the city. Interventional endoscopists provide minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment for a range of pancreatic diseases. Our experts include:
We work closely with a number of other specialties across UCLA, connecting patients to care partners as needed. These departments include cardiology, endocrinology, infectious disease, pain management, nutrition and primary care, just to name a few. Another great resource for our patients is the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology; click here for more information on their program.
Approximately 5 to 10 percent of pancreatic cancers are due to an inherited cancer predisposition. Genetic counseling and genetic testing are available at our center.
A genetic counselor can assess the likelihood that pancreatic cancer in a family is due to an inherited mutation. Genetic counseling can also help individuals and families understand their personal and/or family history of pancreatic cancer and other cancers.
If genetic testing finds an inherited mutation, we can tailor surveillance and risk reduction strategies for at-risk family members. Learn more about genetic counseling at UCLA.
Our genetic counseling team includes:
Kristen Neisinger, Administrative Specialist
Bernadette Gonzales, Administrative Assistant
For more information or to make an appointment with our team of specialists, please call us at (310) 206-6889.