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chronic pancreatis
Posted by: Ann
Date: June 28, 2000 11:24 AM

I am a 35 year old female with chronic pancreatis. I had a blocked duct. They put in a stent and removed it a week later, and now another week later my count is going up again. This is my 8th week of treatment and I am no better. I can eat nothing and I am on a TPN (total parenteral nutrition - IV fluids) feeding though a pic line. Do I need to go else where to get treatment? I am from Michigan and have been to the U of M and now I am wanting other help for I know that the longer my count is up the more damage that is done to the pancreas , and I would like to know if there are hospitals that specialtize in this.

RE: chronic pancreatis
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: June 28, 2000 1:52 PM

It is more likely that you could find a particular surgeon who specializes in this area than that you would find an entire hospital which specializes in pancreas surgery. That seems rather unlikely. I do not know such a surgeon, but you may be able to find one using the search engines. Here is a meta-search engine which simultaneously searches a handful of the major engines:

[www.dogpile.com]

Type in "pancreas surgery" and see what comes up. Good luck



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