Facing A Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis? Get A Virtual Second Opinion
Patients grappling with a challenging diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can access a nationally recognized University Hospitals expert for a face-to-face virtual consult in less than 48 hours. Second opinions are available by video and telephone with Jordan Winter, MD, Chief of Surgical Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and a nationally renowned pancreatic cancer expert. Dr. Winter will talk with patients to dicuss diagnosis, treatment options and potential clinical trials for those with localized pancreatic cancer or similar lesions. “The data are clear that pancreatic surgery is best performed at high-volume centers to receive the best possible outcome," Dr. Winter says. “However, many patients don't have the resources, connections or geographic proximity to find a specialist. We believe that pancreatic cancer is not only a medical urgency, but a psychologic and emotional emergency. Patients need access to a specialist quickly to get their questions answered and expedite evaluation and treatment."
Telehealth is taking UH beyond the system's 16-county region for inpatient and outpatient care. Virtual Consult brings physicians directly to the patient, as with telepsychiatry, travel medicine and post-operative follow-up. “We want to give patients near and far the opportunity to receive the best care possible with incredible access to our specialty providers – the best of a superb multi-disciplinary team of experts, treating patients with an extreme level of compassion and concern," Dr. Winter says. “For this disease in particular, patients deserve that level of access and attention."
Dr. Winter can be reached at Jordan.Winter@UHhospitals.org.
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