Whipple Procedure Treatment in India

The Whipple Surgical Procedure offers hope to many people suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic cancers give no specific or pronounced symptoms that can be easily detected and hence are very difficult to detect. So by the time this cancer is detected, most patients are at an advanced stage of this fatal health condition. Due to this it has been seen that only 5% of patients with this ailment manage to survive for a few years post diagnosis.

However, a successful Whipple surgery can extend this survival timeline and rate and serve as a potential cure for Pancreatic Cancer.

But  unfortunately, there are only certain conditions under which this treatment can be carried out.  The Whipple Surgery can be carried out in instances where cancer growth has not spread to nearby blood vessels and has been restricted to the head of the pancreas. This is the reason why the pancreatic cancer survival ratios are quite less. The survival rate ranges from 15 to  20 percent of total patients who get cured through this surgical treatment. Sometimes it may require very skilled surgeons to  perform this surgery in cases where the cancerous growth has extended to the body or tail of the pancreas.

Laproscopic Surgery is another very popular method of carrying out this treatment. This procedure is also called as  Minimal Invasive Surgery. This surgery involves  very small incisions that prevent blood loss and reduce post operation pain. This advanced surgery technique  has been  adopted by surgeons in all types of operations and is a very common procedure for Pancreatic cancer cases.

Whipple Procedure Surgery Cost In India

  • Single 11450
  • Twin 10310
  • Three
    bedded
    9300
  • Six
    bedded
    8400
  • Implant
    cost in USD
    (In ranges)
    -
  • Hospital
    Stay
    8+2
  • USD Approximate -

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Whipple Procedure Treatment in India

The medical terminology for the Whipple surgery is Pancreatoduodenectomy.  This is a complex surgical procedure carried out to remove pancreatic cancer. The Whipple procedure  is also conducted to remove pancreatic lesions or cysts from the bile duct and duodenum (the beginning of small intestine).

Pancreas is a gland located deep in the belly or abdomen and is an essential organ of the human body. The gland  is closely integrated with other organs, namely – gall bladder, small intestine and some part of the stomach. Therefore, this surgical process requires removal of some part of these related organs as well, along with the head of pancreas. Such removal occurs or is required even when there is no significant cancerous growth  in these organs.