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Total pancreatectomy: Total pancreatectomy is open surgery to remove the entire pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, common bile duct, and parts of the small intestine and stomach.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Total pancreatectomy:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Total pancreatectomy:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Total pancreatectomy may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Total pancreatectomy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Total pancreatectomy may include:
Recovery period for Total pancreatectomy: Six to eight weeks.
Total pancreatectomy: Surgery to remove the entire pancreas. Part of the stomach, part of the small intestine, the common bile duct, gallbladder, spleen, and nearby lymph nodes also are removed.
Source: National Institute of Health
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