Benign Pancreas Program

Stanford's Benign Pancreas Program provides comprehensive care to patients with acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts. Our Program is comprised of faculty from gastroenterology, pancreatic surgery, pain management and nutrition services. The collaborative nature of our program means that patient care is promptly and carefully managed with insight from the appropriate specialists.


National expertise

Our Benign Pancreas Program offers expert, comprehensive care for patients with benign pancreatic diseases.

Collaborative care

Our pancreatic disease treatment plans address unique patient needs and are based on expertise from a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Latest Medical Management Approaches: Our physicians are leaders in the field of gastroenterology and have deep expertise in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic disorders.
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy: Therapeutic endoscopy procedures are used to diagnose and treat benign pancreatic diseases. Many minimally invasive procedures can be performed using therapeutic endoscopy, providing the patient with a rapid recovery time.
  • Advanced Surgical Techniques: Stanford surgeons are renowned for their skill performing innovative pancreatic surgical procedures that offer patients short recovery times.
  • Nutrition and Pain Management. The Stanford Benign Pancreas Program provides patients with direct access to Stanford’s GI Pain Clinic, as well as Nutrition Services, where they meet with a dedicated clinical nutritionist with experience in counseling patients with chronic pancreatitis.
  • Unparalleled Experience. Stanford is consistently among the top five medical centers in California with respect to the volume of pancreas operations performed annually. Our physicians see more than 600 cases of acute pancreatitis and 250 cases of chronic pancreatitis each year—a patient volume that provides us with the experience to manage a diverse array of cases.
The Benign Pancreas Program Is Available at the Following Location: