A Message from the Director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program
Pancreatic cancer is a complex disease. For optimal treatment, this condition requires expert care from multiple physicians spanning several medical specialties. A team approach to your care is the best approach to your care.
At NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program, our program is mission driven, goal-oriented, and highly patient focused. We have assembled a team of outstanding practitioners dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients with pancreatic cancer and the precursors of the disease. Within our prevention program, we screen high risk individuals with the goal of preventing the development of malignancy. For those patients who come to us with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, we offer the best possible care at every stage of disease.
Patients with operable tumors will undergo surgery using established and innovative techniques followed by state of the art chemotherapy and radiotherapy using the best available technology and protocols. For patients with “inoperable” pancreatic cancer, we have an aggressive protocol that will ultimately lead to surgical removal of the tumor in a majority of the patients.
Through every step of the treatment process, our patients are supported socially, nutritionally, and emotionally by our dedicated staff.
At the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program, we welcome the opportunity to help you and your family. Together, we will take all the necessary steps to manage this challenging disease.
John D. Allendorf, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief of Surgical Oncology
Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program
“A diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer is a daunting reality to face. With the help of the professionals at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program.
I was able to overcome this fear and become a Pancreatic Cancer survivor. Dr Allendorf has put together a World Class team of which I was one of the recipients. Hope and great care are what got me through these terrible times. My NYU Winthrop family is the best at what they do. Please do not give up. Consider NYU Winthrop and Dr. Allendorf when you hear the word Pancreatic cancer spoken”
-Gary G., DECEMBER 2013