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Are you suffering from chronic pancreatitis pain?

Diagram of islet cell auto-transplantation procedure

At VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center, we offer groundbeaking treatment close to home. A Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Cell Autotransplantation, or TP-IAT, greatly reduces pancreatitis pain as well as your chances of developing diabetes by preserving insulin production through islet cell autotransplantation.

About TP/IAT treatment

Total pancreatectomy with islet cell autotransplantation (TP-IAT) is an option for patients whose chronic pancreatitis has not responded to conventional treatment. In this procedure, the diseased pancreas is removed and islet cell clusters from the pancreas are preserved and placed in the patient’s liver so the body can maintain insulin production and adequate blood sugar levels.

Improving your quality of life is our main focus. If you would like to learn more about this treatment, make an appointment by submitting the form below.

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