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how long is a whipple procedure

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends somewhat on why the surgery was performed. If the pancreas surgery was for cancer, the long term risks are cancer recurrence. If the surger ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Malnutrition: Depending on exactly how the procedure was done and how the intestines are reconnected, malnutrition or at least altered nutritional requirements is t ... Read More
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Dr. Gerard Aranha
52 years experience Surgical Oncology
Digestive ,diabetes: One may need enzymes that the pancreas makes to digeat fat.One may become diabetic and need Insulin or medications by mouth.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
That depends: Whipple procedures can be curative for some people undergoing them. I would discuss your specific prognosis with the surgeon who did or is recommendin ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Lymph node status: Survival after the whipple procedure basically comes down to: 1. No postoperative complications 2. Complete removal of the cancer 3. Ability to mai ... Read More
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Dr. Gerard Aranha
52 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on the cance: Pancreas cancer-20% 5 year survival ampullary cancer - 40-90% 5 year survival duodenal cancer -50-90% 5 year survival lower bile duct cancer 30-40% ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
You have to : Speak to your surgeon , most of the surgeons will allow progressively do simple work out not vigorous exercises
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Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
10-12 weeks: Whipple procedure is done for tumor in the head of the pancreas or duodenum and is a major procedure with a fairly high rate of complications. Most a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
20 years experience General Surgery
Pancreaticoduodenect: Pancreaticoduodenectomy. It's a procedure that removes the head of the pancreas, the duodenum and part of the bile duct. It's performed for problems w ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
39 years experience Transplant Surgery
Major operation: The whipple procedure is removal of the head of the pancreas and most of the duodenum (first portion of the small intestine), done for a tumor or othe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performe ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
A cure (we hope): A whipple operation involves removal of a part of the pancreas and duodenum and then re-routing the stomach, bile, and pancreatic enzymes back into th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
18 years experience Surgical Oncology
Eventually normal: Recovery is slow and can be even slower with complications. Patients who are not diabetic and have normal pancreatic functions maintain normal functio ... Read More
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