The Pancreas

The pancreas is a glandular organ, about six inches in length that sits behind the stomach across the back of the abdomen. It is a gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide. The pancreas is also a digestive organ that secretes enzymes that assist digestion and absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.

If you are suffering from any of the following disorders or symptoms, please contact Blair Gastroenterology Associates today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled physicians.

Common Diseases or Disorders Associated with the Pancreas Include:

Symptoms Commonly Associated with Disorders and Diseases of the Pancreas Include:

  • Abdominal Discomfort or Tenderness
  • Diarrhea

If you are troubled by any of these symptoms, contact the experts at Blair Gastroenterology Associates in Altoona today, by calling 814-946-5469 or fill out our online contact form.