Tulane Liver & Pancreas Center ~ Pancreatic Pain Management
Pain management typically requires consultation by a team, including a pain management physician, a gastroenterologist, and a surgeon.
In cases where oral pain medications are not adequate, treatment options may include:
Stenting - Inflammation and scarring from chronic pancreatitis can cause narrowing of the pancreatic duct, resulting in blockage of pancreatic secretions and irritation and pain. Placing a stent in the duct can help to open the narrowed area, preventing or reducing pain.