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Whipple

The Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) is an operation that removes part of the pancreas, part of the small intestine (duodenum), part of the bile duct and the gallbladder. The remaining organs are reattached, allowing for normal digestive processes after the operation. This procedure is the only way to treat pancreatic cancer, and greatly increase the life expectancy of patients.