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Saint Joseph Hospital

Pancreas Conditions

Your pancreas is a key organ in maintaining your health. As part of your digestive system, it controls your body’s amount of sugar and insulin. So when it's not working correctly, it has a serious effect on both health and well-being. You need a specialized care team working with you to get you back on the road to recovery.

Your pancreas is an elongated, tapered organ located across the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The right side of the organ — called the head — is the widest part. It lies in the curve of the duodenum, the first division of the small intestine. The tapered left side, or the body, extends upward and ends near the spleen — called the tail.

Learn more about the pancreas and disorders of the pancreas.

Some of the conditions that we treat include:

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