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What happens during a whipple procedure? Why is it done?

What happens during a whipple procedure? Why is it done?

For pancreas cancer: Whipples are majorly done for cancer of the head of the pancreas. It offers the only curative option for this. It removes the pancreatic head, duodenum and frequently part of the stomach too. ...Read more

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What happens during a whipple procedure?

What happens during a whipple procedure?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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Why do the surgeons cut the bile duct as well during whipple procedure?

Why do the surgeons cut the bile duct as well during whipple procedure?

Anatomy: The bile duct actually runs thru the pancreas before entering into the duodenum. Therefore, in order to remove the head of the pancreas, a portion of the bile duct (plus the duodenum) must be removed, as well. ...Read more

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What should I know about the whipple procedure done for pancreatic or colon cancer?

What should I know about the whipple procedure done for pancreatic or colon cancer?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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Familiar with the whipple procedure pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Familiar with the whipple procedure pancreaticoduodenectomy?

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. ...Read more

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What is a whipple procedure and is it related to pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Same thing: A whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) removes the head of the pancreas, the lower bile duct, gallbladder, and usually part of the stomach (and associated lymph nodes). The GI tract is the reconstructed in a variety of ways. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: Your incisions should be completely healed by now and you should be able to return to your exercise routine. Listen to your body and go slow at first. As always, you should consult your physician first though. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a whipple procedure that is always mentioned in hospital shows?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a whipple procedure that is always mentioned in hospital shows?

Complex surgery: Performed to treat malignant tumors on the head of the pancreas involving common bile duct, papilla, duodenum near the pancreas, and/or pancreatitis. Also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy. See http://www.Pancreaticcancerjourney.Com/whipple-procedure.Html for an in-depth description. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the "whipple procedure"?

What is the "whipple procedure"?

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 sometimes part of the stomach is removed. All theses structures are closely linked to the head of the pancreas. The gut then has to be reconstructed. The small intestine is attached to the stomach, remaining pancreas and bile duct. ...Read more

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