Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Surgery is critical in the management of pancreatic cancer—and great advances in the surgical management of pancreatic cancer have been made in the last few decades.
The Robotic Surgery Advantage
Most recently, minimally invasive approaches have been applied to pancreas surgery, including the use of the da Vinci® robot. These minimally invasive approaches allow for smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activities.
Specifically, robotic technology offers obvious advantages in pancreatic surgery by enabling more precise dissection and superior suturing along major vessels, which allows for spleen-preservation when possible. This results in:
- Decreased blood loss
- Better lymph node dissection (pulling apart)
- Less conversion rate
- Less surgical trauma
Learn more about the da Vinci® Surgical System at MVH
Preparing for Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about pancreatic cancer. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery and much more.
Content Updated: November 10, 2014