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Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

Once you have pancreatic cancer, surgery is the only cure. But it's only an option for 10-15 percent of patients. Surgery for pancreatic cancer at UVA includes:

  • The Whipple procedure (or pancreaticoduodenectomy), the most common operation for pancreatic cancer
  • Distal pancreatectomy (removal of the body and tail of the pancreas) and splenectomy (removal of the spleen)
  • Total pancreatectomy, or removal of the pancreas (only used in a very small number of patients
  • Laproscopic second open surgery

Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Clinic