Within two weeks of diagnosis, Hollister was in an operating room for a pancreaticoduodenectomy, commonly known as Whipple surgery. The complex procedure involved removing the head of his pancreas and first part of his small intestine (duodenum), along with his gallbladder, bile duct and part of his stomach.
'Without the fantastic results of my Whipple surgery, there was a very good chance I would never be planning another trip,' Hollister said.
Summary: Oncology surgeon conducts Whipple surgery
, a first in the UAE
Kessel, "Hemorrhagic complications after whipple surgery
: Imaging and radiologic intervention," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.
involves removal of a part of the pancreas' head, said Ramos, and part of the small intestine, a portion of the bile duct, gallbladder and stomach.
Lower extremity WLCS which developed in the supine position has been reported in 8 cases in literature in maxillofacial reconstruction [5-7], mastectomy, breast reconstruction [3, 8, 9], Whipple surgery
, and upper extremity vascular reconstruction  and in only 2 cases bilateral involvement was seen.
They reported 162 patients undergoing Whipple surgery
between 1993 and 2004, among them 21 patient (12.9%) had benign findings.
The Whipple surgery
is performed in patients with adenocarcinoma in the head of the pancreas.
Some cytologists from China, Japan, and elsewhere--who specialize in the study of pancreatic cells--find themselves less convinced that Whipple surgery
should always be performed on patients whose slow-growing tumors might never catch up with them in their life spans.
I had the Whipple surgery
for pancreatic cancer on December 22, 2000, and went back to work on July 9, 2001.