Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Pancreaticobiliary Center


The MCW Pancreaticobiliary Center at Froedtert Hospital
The Pancreaticobiliary Center provides leading-edge capabilities in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the pancreas and biliary tract.

The multi-disciplinary team of experts includes therapeutic endoscopists, gastroenterologists, interventional and imaging radiologists, pancreaticobiliary and laparoscopic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and pathologists who are experienced in providing the very latest technologies and procedures for treating patients with disorders of the pancreaticobiliary tract. Novel and innovative new techniques, instrumentation, and research protocols are utilized to treat difficult disorders, such as chronic pancreatitis, cancer of the pancreas or bile duct, and post-operative strictures or stones. Outcomes research is used to determine the most effective, least invasive, and cost efficient case management for these patients using the combined talents of these multiple disciplines.

During the last two decades at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), experts from different sub-specialties have developed a unique, collaborative association fostered by a mutual interest in pancreatic and biliary tract diseases. The skills and experience developed by these physicians has enabled them to diagnose and treat a wide variety of complex pancreaticobiliary disorders. As a result of these collective talents, Froedtert Hospital has become a nationally recognized referral center for patients with pancreaticobiliary diseases.

The Pancreaticobiliary Center is an integrated, multi-disciplinary service, with bi-weekly patient problem solving conferences, where experts from a wide range of specialties combine their talents to diagnose and treat complex patient disorders of the pancreaticobiliary tract. This was the first multi-disciplinary center of its kind in the Midwest devoted to these disorders. The center's full-time team of experts possess the knowledge, experience, and skill to manage the entire range of challenges encountered in the treatment of patients with these complex diseases.

A full-time pancreaticobiliary nurse is available to arrange and coordinate scheduling of tests and multi-disciplinary procedures at the state of the art facilities of Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

To contact the center or to refer a patient for evaluation, please call Glorine Neitzel, RN at 414-805-2090, Fax: 1-414-259-0523.

The many services available at the Pancreaticobiliary Center include the following:

Therapeutic ERCP

  • Sphincterotomy; stone extraction
  • Endoprosthesis (stent) therapy
  • Balloon Stricture dilation
  • Intraluminal (brachy) radiation

Sphincter of Oddi Manometry

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

  • Guided fine needle aspiration
  • Guided pseudocyst gastrostomy

Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

  • Endoprosthesis (stent) therapy
  • Stone extraction

T-tube directed therapy
Imaging studies (US/CT/MRI)

  • Guided catheter placement/drainage
  • Guided needle biopsy

Operative procedures

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Whipple procedure
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Operative bypass
  • Bile duct repair/transplant

Radiation/Medical Oncology

  • High dose remote afterloading intraluminal therapy
  • Innovative treatment protocols
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