The diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the pancreas is complex. Our goal is to provide the best experiences and outcomes for our patients and their families.
The expert physicians and staff of our Pancreatic Cancer Program develop personal treatment plans for patients. They use modern surgical techniques, advanced clinical trials and current radiation therapies. They also participate in monthly treatment planning conferences to review recent cases. This helps improve the consistency and quality of care.
Lynn Weatherson, LAc
MDRobert Mackie, MD,
Rossi, MD, Minnesota
Gesme, MD, Minnesota OncologyTim
Larson, MD, Minnesota OncologyJoe
Leach, MD, Minnesota OncologyJohn
Seng, MD, Minnesota
Michelle Ragen, MD
Batts, MD, Hospital Pathology Associates, PALawrence
Burgart, MD, Hospital Pathology Associates, PAJason
Daniels, MD, Hospital Pathology Associates, PAH.
Parry Dilworth, MD, Hospital Pathology Associates, PASchuyler
Monyak, MD*, Minnesota Radiation OncologyPatsa
Sullivan, MD*, Minnesota Radiation OncologyLaura
Willson, MD**Shared medical directorship of the Radiation
*Shared medical directorship of the Radiation
Annie Callahan, MDMark Hill, MDAshwin S. Kamath, MDNatasha Rueth, MD
Pancreatic surgery is complex and it is a foundation of
pancreatic cancer care. The outcomes of pancreatic surgery are best
when done by experienced surgeons in hospitals with thorough
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Virginia Piper Cancer
Institute® is a high volume center for pancreatic
surgery with a complete support staff to optimize care before,
during and afterward.
Innovations in pancreatic cancer care are the standard at the
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®. Within the
Pancreatic Cancer Program, these advancements include pioneering
minimally invasive pancreatic resections, now including da
Vinci-aided robotic Whipple procedures, advanced endoscopic
interventions (complex ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and
Spyglass intraductal endoscopy) and leading clinical trials.
Our medical oncologists are leaders in clinical research and
bring the newest and most promising chemotherapy options to our
patients. Our radiation oncologists have the most advanced
equipment including IMRT and SRS (stereotactic radiosurgery).