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The NCH Advantage • Technology

Using technology to advance pancreatic cancer treatment

Northwest Community Hospital has been a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of even the most challenging GI disorders for several years. The NCH Gastroenterology Center offers a full range of services, from routine colonoscopies to procedures normally found at large university medical centers, including ablation of Barrett's esophagus, and cancers of the GI tract, including advanced ERCP, Celiac Plexus Neurolysis and endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration. Our expert physicians, Dr. Willis Parsons and Dr. Malcolm Bilimoria, perform more complex procedures and surgeries diagnosing and treating conditions of the liver and pancreas than any other facility in the Chicago area.

NCH is committed to evaluating the latest technologies and offering our patients the highest quality of service and treatment options available. We hold a GI Tumor Board monthly, which consists of physicians across the organization involved in providing care to patients diagnosed with GI cancers. Physicians include gastroenterologists, pathologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and radiologists. Complex cases are reviewed and treatment plans are discussed. This provides patients with a built-in second or third opinion with no extra effort on the patient's part. Also, the tumor board ensures that the highest quality of care is being provided to our patients and that standards of care are based on evidenced-based medicine.

If you or someone you love has pancreatic cancer, find out how you can get the best treatment in Chicago. Call HealthConnection for a referral to a doctor specializing in pancreatic or hepatobiliary diseases at 847.618.4968 (4YOU).

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Last Updated 2013/06/28