UCLA is a leading research hospital. We offer the most advanced pancreatic cancer and pancreatic disease treatments currently available, including several only available at a handful of hospitals nationwide.
Our innovative practice model includes multiple specialists available to you in one clinic. This setup helps you get treated faster with fewer appointments.
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While a pancreatic cancer diagnosis may have you feeling sad and overwhelmed, we want you to know there is hope for a cure, even for advanced patients. Our survival rates are among the best in the nation, with a centralized clinic structure that helps patients get into surgery quickly.
Our specialists design personalized treatment plans based on your specific needs. Pancreatic cancer treatment may include:
The UCLA Center for Pancreatic Disease has the largest interventional endoscopy team in Los Angeles. Interventional endoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and treat pancreatic disease.
It involves diagnosis and treatment using a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) inserted into the digestive tract. For eligible patients, interventional endoscopy is a great alternative to open surgery.
Discover why so many patients come to UCLA for interventional endoscopy treatments.
UCLA is one of the only places in the country where patients with neuroendocrine tumors can receive DOTA-TATE Gallium-68 PET scan and PRRT (peptide receptor radionuclide therapy). These treatments let doctors target and destroy cancer cells with high precision, leaving healthy cells intact.
Learn more about our advanced imaging and diagnosis services.
UCLA is the only hospital in the Southwest where patients can receive an auto-islet transplant for chronic pancreatitis.
This procedure involves the removal of the pancreas (total pancreatectomy) and then the transplantation of pancreatic cells into the liver. In many cases, this allows the body to produce its own insulin, so fewer patients need lifelong insulin injections.
Learn more about auto-islet transplant.
For more information or to make an appointment with our team of specialists, please call us at (310) 206-6889.