Introduction from the Department Chair
With a disease as serious as pancreatic cancer, you want the best possible team working on your behalf. At the University of Colorado Hospital, we have assembled a world-class group of surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, and others to collaborate on your care.
What sets us apart from other hospitals is not only the quality of our personnel but also the way they work together. We have coordinated our schedules so that all these experts can 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.
This multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pancreatic diseases has proven to be the new standard of care for patients. The Pancreas and Biliary Center at University of Colorado Hospital is committed to providing thorough, highly coordinated, compassionate, and dedicated patient care.
— Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, FACS
The Aragón/Gonzalez-Gíustí Chair
Department of Surgery
Welcome from the Clinic Coordinator
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.
— Cheryl Meguid, DNP, ACNP
Pancreas and Biliary Cancer Clinic Coordinator