If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, an operation known as a Whipple procedure is used to remove the tumor.
The surgery, formally called a pancreaticoduodenectomy, involves removing the head of the pancreas and other portions of the biliary tract, including the gallbladder, duodenum, part of the bile duct and sometimes part of your stomach.
It is major surgery that requires an experienced surgeon and team to provide pancreatic cancer patients with the best chance to beat this type of cancer.
Recently, Charles J. Yeo, MD, chair of Surgery at Jefferson, achieved a major milestone in performing his 1,200 Whipple procedure. Dr. Yeo, who was named the Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery in 2005 after 20 years at Johns Hopkins, is recognized as a pioneer in hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery and has built an experienced team at Jefferson to treat pancreatic and related cancers.
The team has more experience in treating pancreatic and related cancers than any in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area.
At Jefferson, we take a comprehensive approach to liver, biliary and pancreas diseases.
Our world-class pancreas surgeons are backed by gastroenterologists and hepatologists from the well-regarded Jefferson Digestive Disease Institute. Jefferson interventional radiologists and other specialists will help bring you advanced, innovative treatments that improve outcomes and enhance your quality of life.
Congratulations to Dr. Yeo and his team on reaching this new surgical milestone!
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