Information for the public
What has NICE said?
Endoscopic transluminal pancreatic necrosectomy is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.
What does this mean for me?
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure, and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.
Your healthcare team
A healthcare team experienced in managing pancreatic necrosis should decide which patients should be offered endoscopic necrosectomy. The team should include specialists who are experienced in managing complex pancreatic disease.