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What is Whipple Procedure?
Whipple Procedure is a complex surgical operation that removes the duodenum [small intestine], head of the pancreas, bile ducts, and the gallbladder. Other names for Whipple Procedure are Pancreaticduodenectomy and Kaush-Whipple Procedure. After the surgery, all the remaining organs are reattached to digest the food normally. This surgery helps to treat pancreatic cancer and other diseases related to the duodenum, pancreas, bile ducts, and the gallbladder. Whipple procedure can be performed in different ways and they are:
What are the advantages of Whipple Procedure?
The following are the advantages of Whipple Procedure:
What are the indications of Whipple Procedure?
Indications for Whipple Procedure are the following:
What are the steps involved in Whipple Procedure?
Who can perform Whipple Procedure [Right specialist type for Whipple Procedure]?
Whipple Procedure can be performed by:
What is the cost of Whipple Procedure?
Cost of Whipple Procedure depends on factors such as:
Minimum cost for Whipple Procedure in Hyderabad starts from Rs.1,93,000
Average expenses for Whipple Procedure in Hyderabad is approximately Rs.2,50,000
Maximum amount to be paid for Whipple Procedure in Hyderabad rises up to Rs.5,90,000
Is Whipple Procedure a major or minor surgery?
Whipple Procedure is major surgery as it removes bile ducts, small intestine, and part of the pancreas and stomach.
What are the risks and complications associated with Whipple Procedure?
How long does it take to complete Whipple Procedure?
The surgeon may take 4-12 hours to complete the Whipple Procedure and in a few cases, it depends on the severity of the diseases and the complexity of the planned surgery.
What is the recovery time?
Individuals who undergo Whipple procedure may take 1-2 weeks [7-14 days] to recover.
What is the success rate of Whipple Procedure?
The success rate of Whipple Procedure depends on the following factors:
However, the success rate of Whipple procedure may range around 65% to 86%
Is Whipple Procedure permanent?
Yes. Whipple Procedure is a permanent removal of the head of the pancreas, bile ducts, small intestine, and a portion of the stomach.
What are the long-term results of Whipple Procedure?
Some of the long-term results of Whipple Procedure are:
Can Whipple Procedure be detected in future?
Whipple Procedure may be detected in the future due to the presence of the scars on the abdomen.
What are the options if Whipple Procedure fails?
If Whipple Procedure fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery.