Pancreatic Biliary Services / Advanced Endoscopy

The Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Section of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides leading edge endoscopic procedures. Our team consists of high trained physicians, endoscopy nurses and technicians.

Our Mission

Our mission is to become the preeminent referral center in the Gulf South for advanced therapeutic endoscopy through the use of advanced technologies, state-of-the-art medical facilities, compassionate care and physician expertise.

The pancreas is an elongated, tapered organ located across the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach.

The pancreas is made up of two types of glands:

  • Exocrine. The exocrine gland secretes digestive enzymes. These enzymes are secreted into a network of ducts that join the main pancreatic duct, which runs the length of the pancreas.
  • Endocrine. The endocrine gland, which consists of the islets of Langerhans, secretes hormones into the bloodstream.

Our services include diagnostic testing and treatments for digestive disorders are performed by our Pancreatic Biliary Services (PBS) team:

The PBS team at Ochsner provides treatment for a range of conditions.