Doctors at Global Hospitals conducted a total laparoscopy whipples
surgery on a 45-year-old male patient who had pancreatitis and a tumour in
The usual surgery to remove tumours from pancreas is to conduct
whipples surgery. The procedure involves surgical removal of some parts of
pancreas, bile duct and portions of intestines.
After the removal of the tumours, the surgeons undertake
reconstruction where all the organs are reconnected again. This procedure is
demanding for patients as well as the doctors.
Vijaykumar C. Bada, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Global
Hospitals said that, "Under normal
circumstances, whipples operation would have been performed. But this patient
is a young male and a strenuous worker by occupation. Also, after considering
the risk of respiratory and wound problems, we undertook a total laparoscopic
whipples surgery. This procedure consists of small incisions and recovery is
According to doctors, the patient had severe abdominal pain and
weight loss of more than 10 kg in three months.
"We detected that he had pancreatitis with dilated liver, pancreas
and a tumour in the head of the pancreas. We decided to do laparoscopy and the
procedure took us around 10 hours to complete the surgery," Dr. Vijaykumar