Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer
If the tumor is contained entirely within the pancreas and appears as though it can be removed, a Whipple procedure may be the most appropriate treatment option for you.
Although it is a common surgery for pancreatic cancer, the Whipple procedure is a complicated surgery that requires a great deal of skill to perform. Our surgical oncologists have extensive experience in performing Whipple procedures.
In some cases, your surgical oncologist may also use intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) in combination with a Whipple procedure. With IORT, you receive a single, powerful dose of radiation directly to the tumor site during the surgical procedure. This helps to minimize side effects, spare healthy tissues, and reduce treatment times.