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Published on Aug 27, 2010
The Whipple procedure is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for pancreatic cancer. The operation involves removal of the head of the pancreas, part of the small intestine, the gall bladder, part of the stomach, and lymph nodes near the head of the pancreas. Surgical oncologist Dr. Aaron Sasson explains what patients undergoing a Whipple procedure might expect in terms of hospitalization and recovery. For more information about The Nebraska Medical Center, call 1-800-922-0000 or visit http://www.nebraskamed.com