Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have the largest, single-institution experience with laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, used to remove tumors in the body and tail of the pancreas. Mayo Clinic studies have shown that for most people, laparoscopically surgery results in shorter operating times, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery than does conventional surgery. Mayo Clinic surgeons are now doing research to document the results for laparoscopic Whipple surgery.
Mayo Clinic surgeons are also actively involved in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Gastrointestinal (GI) Program, which is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge of cancers affecting the intestinal tract and to improving the quality of life of people affected by these diseases. Research activities focus on eight different disease sites, including the pancreas, bile duct and small bowel.
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on the Whipple procedure (pancreatoduodenectomy) on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.