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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Specialist to Present Decoding the Digestive System


Saint Barnabas Medical Center will hold an educational program, Decoding the Digestive System, presented by Russell Langan, MD, a cancer surgeon who specializes in diseases of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. Dr. Langan has begun a Pancreatic Cyst Screening Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, in cooperation with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

With advances in screening technology, more and more people are finding out they have a pancreatic cyst, the doctor explains. And such a cyst can sometimes be—or become— cancer. His team determines whether patients with pancreatic cysts need aggressive treatment—or any treatment at all.

“We monitor patients with pancreatic cysts to identify which ones warrant immediate surgery and which ones may need no treatment at all,” he says. “To make that determination takes an experienced team of specialists.”

Decoding the Digestive System will address preventative care, screenings and available treatment related to the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. It will be held in the Same Day Surgery Waiting Area of the new Cooperman Family Pavilion at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ. While the program is free, pre-registration is requested by calling 1.888.724.7123 or visiting

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