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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.
     
  • Surgery