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Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
Minimally invasive surgery offers promise for pancreatic cancer patients. Dr. Venu Pillarisetty, Surgical Oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses the whipple procedure, which offers the best hope for a cure. Surgery is typically combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy due to the high recurrence rate. Dr. Pillarisetty explains his laparoscopic or minimally invasive approach to surgery and the impact on recovery and pain management.