With a return of his pancreatic cancer, Scott Hirshey faced an uncertain future. After just five treatments using precise radiosurgery. the tumor shrunk, rekindling hope.
Expert Pancreatic Cancer Care
National leaders in pancreatic cancer surgery.
Pancreatic cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, and you want the most experienced specialists on your care team. Our team sees more than 400 new patients with pancreatic tumors a year.
As a high-volume surgery center, we provide personalized care and we are committed to ensuring the safest and most effective care.
Our patients have access to the latest treatment options and innovative care, clinical trials and surgical techniques to make your care effective, safe and personalized. Your care will be in the hands of an experienced multidisciplinary team who will tailor a treatment focused on you.
You’ll also have a dedicated cancer nurse navigator to support you throughout your care and assist with appointment scheduling.
Our cancer team is available 24/7. Call us at (888) 777-4167.
Advanced pancreatic cancer treatment options
We were the first in the world to use cutting-edge radiation technology, called ViewRay, which allows for more precise and accurate delivery of radiation to the tumor. This therapy reduces to just five treatments the standard six weeks of daily radiation for patients, with fewer serious complications.
Our team surgical led in development of technology that removes traces of cancer on the edges of a tumor, stretching survival for patients with locally-advanced disease. And we are on the forefront of vaccine research for the most advanced cases of pancreatic cancer.
We were the first in Michigan to use NanoKnife to treat inoperable pancreatic tumors and prevent them from growing again. These tumors may be too close to vital blood vessels or ducts in the pancreas to safely perform traditional surgery.
Innovative treatment from the most experienced experts
Our pancreatic surgery team is Michigan’s most experienced. We’re one of the leading, high volume centers in the state, offering patients safer and broader treatment options in a personalized approach from an experienced, multidisciplinary team.
We rank in the top percentile of all pancreatic surgery programs in the country for lower mortality and complication rates.
Your pancreatic cancer team
Our multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer team meets with you at the time of diagnosis to plan your treatment needs in a single visit, saving you time and reducing frustration from multiple medical appointments. Your team will include:
- Pancreatic cancer surgeons
- Radiation oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Nurse navigators
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Social workers
This team will be there for you throughout your treatment for medical and personal needs that may arise along the way.