The pancreas is a gland that sits behind the stomach and plays a key role in the digestive system. It supplies the intestines with digestive enzymes that split the fats, proteins and carbohydrates in your diet into digestible molecules, and it produces insulin and other hormones that control your body’s ability to use sugar (glucose).
Pancreatic disorders include:
- Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF): associated GI disorders
- Pancreatic Cancer
At the Comprehensive Pancreas Program in the Division of Gastroenterology at Michigan Medicine, our multidisciplinary team provides minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment options for pancreatitis and pancreatic disorders that are not widely available, performed by experienced gastroenterologists with high volumes in these procedures.
Comprehensive Pancreas Program
The Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Pancreas Program is a National Pancreas Foundation recognized Center of Excellence and the only one in Michigan. As a Center of Excellence we aim to improve consistent standards of care of patients with pancreatic disease by:
- Providing the best possible care and outcomes for patients to improve their quality of life
- Raising awareness and understanding of pancreatitis through educational programs
- Meeting specified criteria and completing an extensive program audit
- Offering clinical trials
- Supporting programs in smoking and alcohol cessation
- Contributing to a national registry