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Pancreatic cancer treatment with Whipple procedure Worldwide

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What is included?

  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a pancreatic surgeon
  • consultation with an anesthesiologist
  • consultation with a gastroenterologist-oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes, glucose, lipid panel)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • C-peptide test
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
  • ultrasound imaging of the abdomen
  • endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreatic gland
  • CT scan of the abdomen
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • histopathological specimen examination
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • chest X-ray
  • preoperative patient preparation
  • Whipple procedure: pancreatoduodenectomy
  • postoperative care
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • general anesthesia
  • hospitalization
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

What is Pancreatic cancer Whipple surgery?

Pancreatic cancer treatment with Whipple procedure

Whipple surgery (pancreatoduodenectomy) is a complex procedure to remove the head of the pancreas, sometimes with part of the duodenum, stomach, common bile duct, and the nearest lymph nodes affected by cancer. Such a large volume of intervention helps to remove all tumor tissue with maximum probability and reduce the risk of relapse.

When the decision on the operation is made, the patient has prescribed an examination. It includes an electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, blood tests, and other studies the surgeon deems necessary. An anesthesiologist talks to the patient and studies the anamnesis to select the correct remedy. The state of the cardiovascular system, allergic reactions, and general tolerance to anesthesia are considered.

Whipple surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes 4-5 hours. Classically, the operation is performed through a large incision running through the abdomen's middle. First, doctors remove all tissues affected by the malignant process. Then, the rest of the pancreas and the common duct are connected to the small intestine so that enzymes from the pancreas can continue to participate in digestion.

After the operation, the patient is sent to intensive therapy, constantly supervised by medical personnel. Later, he is transferred to a regular ward for recovery.

Clinics for Pancreatic cancer Whipple surgery Worldwide

Doctors for Pancreatic cancer Whipple surgery Worldwide

Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Friess image
University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
general, abdominal, thoracic, oncosurgery, endocrine surgery, and transplantology
Prof. Dr. med. Wolf O. Bechstein image
University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University
general and visceral surgery, transplant and thoracic surgery


Where can I find Pancreatic cancer Whipple surgery?

Pancreatic cancer treatment with Whipple procedure is available in Germany, Turkey, Spain, and 8 others countries. Find out more about treatment destinations with AiroMedical.

What is the cost of Pancreatic cancer Whipple surgery?

The average price is €43,369.27. The cheapest option starts from €22,705.00 and the maximum cost can reach €61,279.00. Check AiroMedical to find the most suitable medical deal for your budget.

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