The pancreas is an important organ of the digestive system located in the abdomen region behind the stomach of humans. The pancreas produces pancreatic juices known as enzymes which play a significant role in breaking down fats, sugars, and starches present in food items to fuel the cells of the body.

Common Diseases and Conditions of the Pancreas

Acute Pancreatitis : It is a condition where the pancreas becomes rapidly inflamed, during which the enzymes might enter the bloodstream causing severe complications.

Chronic Pancreatitis : - It is a condition that develops slowly and can rapidly worsen over time, thereby making the pancreas incapable of making a sufficient amount of digestive enzymes & insulin.

Alcohol-Related Pancreatitis : This type of pancreatitis develops who are prone to alcohol injury of the pancreas leading to blockage of the pancreatic duct, which very often results in its dilation and form of stones.

IPMN - Intraductal Tumors : - IMPN is a cause of pancreatitis where the cells lining the pancreatic duct transform into premalignant cells, which produce mucous and block the duct of the pancreas.

Pancreatic Cancer : The growth of cancerous cells in the pancreas is referred to as pancreatic cancer, which can lead to complete damage to the pancreas over time.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Vivek Tank carries out different diagnostic tests to identify the disease or condition and crafts a treatment plan accordingly.

Here are a few diagnostic tests carried out by the doctor.

  • Blood tests
  • CT scan of the pancreas
  • MRI of pancreas
  • Pancreas ultrasound
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Pancreatic function test
  • Biopsy

The following treatments are offered to the patients depending on their condition.

  • Use of specific medications
  • Endoscopic Cholangio-Pancreatography or ERCP
  • Different endoscopic surgeries, such as gallbladder surgery, pancreas surgery, etc.

Why Dr. Vivek Tank ?

Dr. Vivek Tank is one of the most trusted and reputed endoscopic surgeon catering to the varied needs of patients in the best possible manner. The doctor offers top-notch treatment at an affordable cost to make sure that money is never a hindrance to getting quality treatment. Here are a few reasons why Dr. Vivek Tank stands out in the field of gastroenterology.

  • More than a decade of experience
  • Adequately trained and certified
  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Superior treatment facilities
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Use of modern tools and technologies
  • Top-notch patient care
  • 100 % patient satisfaction

Book an appointment with Dr. Vivek Tank at the earliest to get well sooner!