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Whipple Procedure Complications

Only 20% of all pancreatic cancer patients are eligible to undergo the complicated and often risky Whipple procedure. With only 3% of all cancer patients being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the number of qualified Whipple procedure candidates is quite low. However, for those that are suitable for such a high-risk surgery, a positive outcome can often be expected. […]

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What is the Whipple Procedure?

Before explaining the Whipple procedure, it may be helpful to explain the anatomy of the pancreas and its surrounding area.  The pancreas is responsible for producing enzymes necessary to the digestive process and even produces insulin and other hormones. The pancreas has four “parts”: The head The neck The body The tail It is connected […]

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