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Expert Care for Pancreatic Cancer at Drexel Surgery

Drexel Surgery is part of a compassionate, multidisciplinary cancer team that treats pancreatic cancer patients with the highest standards of care. Our team of dedicated pancreatic cancer specialists will work closely with you and your family to ensure the best possible outcome.

Innovative and Effective Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

For pancreatic cancer patients who have stage 1 or stage 2 pancreatic cancer, surgery offers hope and, in some cases, can cure pancreatic cancer. Together with our team of cancer center specialists, innovative treatment plans are now being offered to our patients. Many of our patients with advanced stage pancreatic cancer have undergone life-saving surgery.

Our surgeons specialize in all types of pancreatic surgery, including:

  • Removal of benign tumors and pancreatic cysts
  • Laparoscopic pancreas surgery
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Laparoscopic pancreatectomy
  • Whipple procedure
  • Mini-whipple procedure
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery

Learn more about Drexel Pancreatic Cancer Care.

Palliative Surgery to Relieve Symptoms

If cancer has spread and surgical removal of the pancreas tumor is not an option, sometimes other surgical procedures can be used to relieve symptoms to improve the quality of life for our patients. Symptoms that can be addressed through surgery include nausea, jaundice, vomiting, and pain.

Our team of specialists can bypass blockages of the pancreatic or bile ducts or the gastrointestinal tract to help alleviate these symptoms. Our team can also cut nerves or perform nerve blocks to reduce pain.

Let Drexel Medicine Help You

Patients choose Drexel Medicine in Philadelphia because experience matters. We have extensive experience performing pancreatic cancer surgery, highly skilled gastroenterologists, outstanding medical and radiation oncologists, experienced clinical staff, cutting-edge research avenues and a patient-centered approach to cancer care delivery.

Pancreatic Cancer Resources

Drexel Pancreatic Cancer Surgeon

Wilbur B. Bowne, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Clinical Services: minimally invasive surgery, pancreatic disease, hepatobiliary surgery, surgical oncology, gastrointestinal cancers, pancreatic cancer and related diseases, pseudomyxoma peritonei

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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