Dealing with unexplained upper abdominal pain can be as challenging as fighting a disease itself. Our pancreatic specialists can help rule in, or rule out, pancreatitis and treat other pancreas-related diseases:
We solve diagnostic dilemmas.
Using specialized tests, many developed or refined here, we work to give you a definitive diagnosis. With diagnosis comes peace of mind, a thoughtful plan, more effective treatment, and hope for improved quality of life.
We will see you within a week.
We provide prompt appointments, and timely access for treatment, services and second opinions.
Office visits are generally 90 minutes.
Dr. Steven Freedman, Director of the Pancreas Center, spends time with you to listen to your concerns, evaluate prior testing, and map out diagnostic and treatment strategies.
Tests and screenings are specific and personalized.
We recommend only those tests or procedures that will truly change the management of your disease.
We are easily accessible.
If you have questions or concerns, you can always reach Dr. Freedman or his nurse.
We create an individualized care plan.
We carefully review your medical history and results of the tests done at BIDMC to create a step-by-step plan of care that is right for you.
We check in with you weekly.
In weekly meetings, by phone or in person, we quarterback your care, guiding you through tests and treatments, including surgery or clinical trials.
We excel in cancer screening and surveillance for high-risk patients.
If you have a personal or family history of pancreatic cancer, we can advise you, create a plan for you, and alert you when new research comes to light to keep you in the know about new treatment options. In fact, in the two decades that Dr. Freedman has advised high-risk patients, none have gone on to develop pancreatic cancer.
We help those with cystic fibrosis manage digestive issues.
We are one of few teams focused on helping adults with cystic fibrosis manage gastrointestinal problems. We know from our research that 50 percent of patients with unexplained chronic or recurrent pancreatitis have mutations in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis.