Background

​Gastro Unit at Hvidovre Hospital has for decades managed the whole spectrum of inflammatory pancreatic disease, ranging from acute pancreatitis in its early phase to late complications in chronic pancreatitis. Our department serves as a tertiary referral center for patients with walled-off necrosis and for endoscopic treatment of complicated chronic pancreatitis. 

​Focus

  • Complicated acute and chronic pancreatitis with focus on use of minimally invasive techniques and supportive treatment
  • Innovative patient-related research with emphasis on an inter-disciplinary approach
  • National and international collaboration with other research groups.

Aim

The aim of establishing a Pancreatitis Centre East (PACE) is to strengthen the profile of Hvidovre Hospital according to research and treatment of pancreatitis.

The establishment of Pancreatitis Centre East (PACE) is anticipated to strengthen treatment and research on benign pancreatic diseases in Eastern Denmark. In addition, PACE will support and consolidate the national and international position of the Capital Region. It is expected that PACE will draw further attention to Hvidovre Hospital, promote and attract young scientists, research fellows, and nurses with special interests in health care of this complicated group of patients. Finally, PACE will facilitate and promote funding and support new initiatives and research programs.  

Odense Pancreas Center

The University Hospital of Southern Denmark has recently launched a center for management of patients with pancreatic diseases (OPAC = Odense PAncreas Center) supported by the Southern Region of Denmark. The primary focus at this centre is malignant pancreatic diseases. 

Aalborg Pancreas Center

Aalborg University Hospital has established a pancreatic centre supported by The Northern Region of Denmark. This center also ranges at a very high scientific level with its primary focus on pain due to pancreatic diseases. 

Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen treats the highest number of patients with malignant pancreatic diseases in Denmark.

A pancreatitis center in the Eastern Denmark will create a balance in the country according to research, knowledge and treatment of pancreatitis.



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