With a disease as deadly as pancreatic cancer, you need the best possible team on your side. At the University of Colorado Hospital, we have assembled a world-class team of surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, and others to collaborate on your care. Even better, we have coordinated our schedules so that all these experts can actually gather in the same room to discuss your case. This allows us to put together the big picture and gain insights that might otherwise be missed.
The videos below introduce you to our surgeons, beginning with program director Barish Edil, MD. (Gastroenterologist Norio Fukami, a key team member, is also included.) Below the videos, you will find a note from Cheryl Meguid, our nurse practitioner, who guides patients through the entire treatment process here at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Cheryl Meguid, Nurse Practitioner
By your side every step of the way
As research for the treatment of pancreas cancer develops, fewer patients are being treated with single-modality therapy. Instead, most patients are being treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. This often makes navigating the healthcare system difficult and overwhelming. In a traditional medical environment, patients are often seen by different specialists over the course of several weeks. The Pancreas and Biliary Multidisciplinary Clinic is designed so that patients are seen by our team of specialists over one day with the goal of having a treatment plan by the end of the visit.
In order to make this process easier for you, I am your point person from the start. This means from your initial phone call throughout your entire visit, I am by your side. As a certified Nurse Practitioner, I have the medical knowledge to effectively guide your treatment and get you seen quickly by our multidisciplinary team of pancreas and biliary experts. This multidisciplinary approach to care provides patients with the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment to provide the best care for the highest chance of success and cure of disease.