- Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, surgeons form a multidisciplinary team with gastroenterologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and experts from the Pancreas Clinic to provide whole-person care for people considering the Whipple procedure.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic surgeons have extensive experience with this complex operation. Each year, Mayo Clinic surgeons perform approximately 150 Whipple procedures.
- Expertise. The Whipple procedure is a complex operation that requires highly skilled and extensively trained surgeons. Mayo Clinic surgeons are specially trained in order to provide you with the best care.
- Access to the latest. Mayo Clinic is a leader in advancements of the Whipple procedure to improve recovery, quality of life and cancer outcomes. Mayo Clinic is a leader in the minimally invasive (laparoscopic) approach to the Whipple procedure and is one of the few medical centers offering the laparoscopic approach.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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