Why Choose Cincinnati Children’s?

The Pancreas Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the only centers in the United States dedicated to caring for children with pancreatic disorders. Patients come from across the country and around the world to receive expert diagnosis and advanced care from the  No. 3 Gastroenterology and GI Surgery team in the U.S.

Experts in Treating Pancreatic Disorders

We have one of the only dedicated pediatric pancreas care centers in the country, featuring an extensive team of specialists to help with rapid diagnosis and the most advanced treatments.

Our multidisciplinary team treats patients from around the world, taking a centralized approach to provide diagnosis and effective therapies, including pain management. Find out more about the services we offer out-of-state patients to make your stay more comfortable.

Team-based Approach to Care

Our multidisciplinary team takes a centralized, coordinated approach, providing rapid diagnosis and effective therapies, including pain management. The team is led by pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric surgeons, and includes physicians from pain management, endocrinology, oncology and radiology.

These experts work closely with genetic counselors, pain psychologists, dietitians, nurses and social workers to address patient needs. Staff will meet with families to discuss specific findings and individual treatment recommendations.

Specialized Treatment Options

Cincinnati Children’s is one of only a few institutions in the United States offering total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) for patients as young as 4 years old who experience debilitating chronic pancreatitis.

Research That Enhances Clinic Care

Cincinnati Children’s is a leader in conducting research to better understand the underlying causes of pediatric pancreatic disorders. We maintain a patient registry and use the data to identify ways to standardize patient care protocols to minimize exposure to drugs, shorten hospital stays and improve treatment outcomes.

Nationally Recognized

Our Pancreas Care Center has been nationally recognized as an NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation. We are one of only a few children’s hospitals in the country to receive this prestigious designation.

NPF Centers are awarded after a rigorous audit to determine that an institution’s focus is on treating the “whole patient” to provide the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.