Pancreatic Surgery

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Pancreatic Surgery

Pancreatic surgery is the removal of pancreas or part of it. Your pancreas is part of digestive system and has two main functions. It makes enzymes that help break down food for digestion, and it makes hormones that helps in maintaining levels of blood sugar and store energy from food.

Procedures of Pancreatic Surgery

Your healthcare provider will help you onto the operating bed and your anaesthesiologist will deliver anesthesia. This will put you to sleep for the surgery.

Your healthcare provider will place various tubes to support body while you’re under anesthesia.

Most pancreatectomies are done through open surgery. If you’re having laparoscopic or robotic surgery, your surgeon will make several small “keyhole” incisionsand operate through these, using long tools and a camera.

Risks of Pancreatic Surgery

Risks that may occur during surgery:

  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Blood clots.
  • Anastomotic leak.
After the procedure, short-term side effects are:
  • Paralytic ileus.
  • Delayed gastric emptying.
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
Our team at HIMAS Hospital is highly skilled in pancreatic surgery. Our team at HIMAS Hospital will walk you through the pros and cons of your condition and help prepare you for the best outcome.