A 41-year-old member asked:
familiar with the whipple procedure pancreaticoduodenectomy?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Ginsberg answered
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: This procedure is most commonly done in an attempt to cure pancreatic cancer.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Eric Whitman answered
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Pancreas cancer surg: This procedure is most often used to treat cancer in the "head" of the pancreas. It involves removing about half of the pancreas then reattaching the liver (bile ducts) and remaining pancreas to the intestines. There are multiple ways to actually do the surgery in terms of how the various organs are re-attached.
Answered on Dec 31, 2019
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