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what is the medical term for the whipple procedure?

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Dr. Umut Sarpel
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Whipple: The medical term for a whipple is a pancreaticoduodenectomy. In this operation, the head of the pancreas, the duodenum, and the bile duct are all removed, and the areas are reconnected. A whipple is usually done for a tumor involving the head of the pancreas, the bile duct, or the duodenum.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
Lots of big words: Pancreaticoduodenectomy with reconstruction. Options for reconstruction include pancreaticogastostomy, pancreaticojejunosotomy, roux-en-y gastojejunosotmy, loop gastrojejunostomy, duodenojejunostomy, and choledochojejunostomy. Reconstruction depends on surgeon choice, patient anatomy, tumor location and other factors.
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Pancreatico-duodenec: Pancreatico-duodenectomy.

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Is it safe to exercise 3-4 times a week 3 months after having a whipple procedure?

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Probably: Probably but i would double check with the surgeon who did the whipple. It is great that you feel like exercising 3-4 times a week after your whipple!
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