WHY CHOOSE A PANCREATIC CANCER SPECIALIST?
Although we know pancreatic cancer treatment is complex, the diagnosis isn’t an automatic death sentence – particularly when you choose a surgeon with the experience and education needed to offer the very latest and most effective treatment options.
“It’s important for people to know that we have the most advanced cancer-fighting surgeries and treatments right here in Chattanooga. In the last 15 years or so, surgical fellowships that focus on the techniques and procedures of the liver and pancreas allow us to do very technically difficult operations on a routine basis,” Dr. Koffron says. “The outcomes are better when you seek care from a pancreatic cancer specialist at a high-volume center – meaning one that does more than 20 operations a year, which is what we do here at Erlanger. But more than that, you have access to a dedicated surgical and recovery care team and other cancer specialists who are all working together to fight your cancer and help you live a longer and healthier life.”
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you have choices when it comes to your surgeon and your treatment options. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 423-267-0466.
ABOUT DR. ALAN KOFFRON