Acute pancreatitis

Date Published: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

John Windsor talks about acute pancreatitis. Professor John Windsor is a trained general surgeon who has had further fellowship training in hepato-biliary and pancreatic, gastro-oesophageal and laparoscopic surgery. He works at Auckland City Hospital and the University of Auckland. Privately he works at Mercy Hospital in Auckland and specialises in pancreatic, bilary, gastric and oesophageal surgery.



  • what is acute pancreatitis?
  • common cause of emergency admission to hospital
  • risk factors
  • main causes including gallstones and alcohol
  • red flags for urgent admission
  • what happens to our patients when they arrive at hospital
  • monitoring and follow up in general practice.

Take home messages

  • Ensure suspected cases are admitted to hospital.
  • Risk factors should be addressed.
  • Address nutritional deficiencies.
  • Psychological support after a long hospital stay.
  • Remember there is there a subgroup with a high mortality rate.





Professor John Windsor

General Surgeon

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