Pancreatic Surgery in Navi Mumbai

Pancreatic Surgery

Pancreatic surgeries can be performed for many pathological reasons. Different types of pancreatic surgeries are performed routinely, of which Whipple’s procedure is the commonest one. Whipple’s procedure is also called pancreaticoduodenectomy. It is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the pancreas head, the first part of the duodenum, the gallbladder, and the common bile duct.

Whipple’s procedure is performed to treat pancreatic cancers and other pathological conditions of the pancreas, intestine, and bile duct. It is the commonest surgical method used to treat pancreatic cancers confined to the head of the pancreas. After the procedure is over, the remaining organs are reconnected by the surgeon so that the patient can digest the food normally after the surgery.

Even though Whipple’s procedure is a challenging surgery and demands expertise from the surgeon, it is often lifesaving for cancer patients. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai, houses highly talented surgeons who confidently perform all abdominal surgeries, including pancreatic surgeries having years of experience in the field.

You might be recommended other types of pancreatic surgeries depending on your condition and its severity. Other surgical options for pancreatic pathologies include:

  • Surgery involving the removal of the left side (tail and body) of the pancreas is recommended for the cancers located in the body and tail of the pancreas. This procedure is known as distal pancreatectomy. Sometimes, the spleen may also be removed during this operation.
  • Surgery involving the removal of the entire pancreas, known as total pancreatectomy, may be needed in severe cases. The good news is that it is possible to live a relatively normal life without a pancreas. However, lifelong insulin therapy and enzyme replacement are required.
  • Surgery performed when the nearby blood vessels are involved in the tumour: If the tumour has spread to the nearby blood vessels, the patient is not considered fit to undergo Whipple’s procedure. In this case, removal and reconstruction of parts of blood vessels are needed.