Living with Pancreatitis: Navigating Your Diagnosis
On Mission:Cure’s March 10th, 2021 webinar, Interventional Gastroenterologist and Endosonographer Dr Eli Penn of Atrium-Navicent Health System discussed best practices for patients who are searching for an accurate diagnosis that explains their gastrointestinal symptoms. Melissa Mutz, a wife, mother, and chronic pancreatitis survivor, shares her story and walks us through how to achieve an effective doctor-patient relationship. You can now view this webinar online to learn about:
Pancreatitis diagnosis: how do doctors know whether your pancreas is inflamed? Which tests can you ask for?
Causes of pancreatic inflammation. (Hint: it’s not alcohol consumption!)
Our Webinar Speakers:
D. Eli Penn, MD has been practicing for nearly a decade and trained at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Florida. He has a reputation for dedication to his patients and has expertise in the endoscopic management of GERD, chronic pancreatitis, gastroparesis, and management of inflammatory bowel disease.
Melissa Mutz is married to her husband, Michael and loves being a stay at home mom to her two children, Luke (3) and Ella Grace (4 months). She has suffered from hereditary pancreatitis for 20+ years and most recently had the TPIAT operation at MUSC performed by Dr Katherine Morgan on October 31,2019. She is under the expert care of Dr Eli Penn and is currently pain free from the disease.