Patient advocate, educator, and surgeon focused on improving quality of life. Board certified general surgeon with a specialization in liver, bile duct, and pancreatic surgery.
Dr. Clark is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He holds a Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Fellowship certificate by the Fellowship Council. He is trained to perform general surgery with
Dr. Clark’s research has focused on improving outcomes after complex abdominal surgery (whipple procedure), as well as, investigating strategies to maintain or improve quality of life of patients with pancreatic disease. Dr. Clark is also active in the education of general surgery residents
Numerous health education resources are available, many of which are excellent and very informative. We provide educational resources and answers to the most common questions raised in our clinic. Most importantly, use common sense and follow your physician’s advice and recommendations.
Most Recent News, Information, Resources, and Commentary
- FOLIRINOX ExplainedFOLFIRINOX is a chemotherapy regimen that is commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer. It is a combination of four different chemotherapy drugs: FOL = FOLinic acid (also called leucovorin) F = Fluorouracil (also called 5-FU) IRIN = IRINotecan OX = OXaliplatin The FOLFIRINOX regimen is usually given on
- Types of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNETs)There are several different types of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs), which are classified based on their histology and hormone production. The following are the various types of PNETs. It’s important to note that not all PNETs are associated with specific
- What are the steps of a whipple procedure?The Whipple procedure, also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a surgical procedure used to remove tumors in the head of the pancreas, as well as other neighboring organs. The surgery involves several steps, including: After the surgery, the patient will
- Can herbal remedies hurt your liver?Yes, some herbal remedies have been associated with liver damage. While many herbal remedies are safe and effective when used properly, some can be harmful if taken in large doses or for extended periods. One example is kava, a plant
- What do we know about herbal remedies in the treatment of cancer?Herbal remedies have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including cancer. However, the use of herbal remedies in cancer treatment remains a controversial topic. While some herbal remedies have shown promising results in laboratory studies,