Marilyn’s delight in quilting is as bright as her smile. But when tests showed a neuroendocrine tumor on her pancreas, she faced a different sort of needlework.
Her doctor told her she’d need very delicate surgery — from the best surgeon available. He recommended Dr. Malcolm Bilimoria.
Dr. Bilimoria is a nationally recognized surgeon who specializes in gastrointestinal oncology. He’s performed nearly 700 pancreatic surgeries over the past decade.
“I knew Dr. B. had a national reputation,” Marilyn says. “But I never expected how kind he’d be, and how smoothly everything would go.
“The day after my surgery, I sat up in bed and the sun came out. That’s when I knew Dr. Bilimoria had given me back my life.”
Northwest Community’s new Illinois Center for Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Diseases is the only center in Illinois dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.
The Center is directed by Dr. Bilimoria, who specializes in performing the Whipple procedure. When done by an experienced surgeon, this highly complex procedure can offer a real chance at a cure for many pancreatic cancer patients.
For a referral to a doctor specializing in pancreatic or hepatobiliary diseases, please call NCH HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968) or click here.
Dr. Malcolm Bilimoria, medical director of the Illinois Center for Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Diseases at NCH, speaks with Bob Sirrott about Pancreatic Cancer on WGN-AM's "The Noon Show" on July 27.