Pancreatic surgeries, Whipple’s Procedure
A highly niche and complex surgery extending up to almost 5-6 hours, the Whipple procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgery to remove tumors in the pancreas. This type of surgery involves not only the removal but also the reconstruction of a large part of the gastrointestinal tract.
Why choose Manipal Hospital
Our superlative multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists and surgeons brainstorm to arrive at the best outcomes and experience for patients who need to undergo the procedure.
Solutions in Whipple’s Pancreatico-Dudenectomy
In a standard Whipple procedure, the surgeon removes the head of the pancreas, the gallbladder, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach and surrounding lymph nodes, and then reconnects the remaining pancreas and digestive organs.
Complexities of Whipple’s Pancreatico-Dudenectomy
The most serious potential complication of a Whipple procedure is an abdominal infection due to leakage where the pancreas is connected to the small intestine. This is referred to as a pancreatic leak or pancreatic fistula.
Number of cases
Success rates in Whipple’s Pancreatico-Dudenectomy are pretty high at over 10 lakh cases.
Infection control protocol
Knowing that patients are prone to abdominal infection we ensure our infection control dedicated wards are extremely sterile to make recovery comfortable and soothing for patients.