What happens during a whipple procedure? Why is it done?
Resect and reconnect
The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, and the bile duct are all tightly connected structures, so that if one of those organs needs to be resected - they all come together. Once the site of disease has been removed, those three organs are reconnected again.
It is important to find a surgeon with experience in the field since studies show that case volume is a key factor to patient safety.