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partial whipple procedure

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 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
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Pancreas resection: The whipple procedure is an operation where the head of the pancreas is removed. In doing this the duodenum, gallbladder, distal bile duct and someti ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
A Surgical Procedure: A whipple procedure is the named surgical procedure in which the duodenum, the head of the pancreas, and the gallbladder are removed. Then the continu ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Any: Operation has risks, but also benefits. This operation is a radical pancreatico-duodenectomy, done usually for malignant tumors of the head of pancre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 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
Dr. Umut Sarpel
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
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 - ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Pancreas removal: Surgery to remove head of pancreas along with associated small intestine, usually for a mass in pancreas blocking the bile duct. The bile duct and rem ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 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
38 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
33 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
17 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See below: The most common need for a whipple procedure, is early stage pancreatic cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
See below: Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 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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