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What is Whipple surgery?

Whipple surgery, also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a complicated surgical procedure to remove the cancerous parts of the pancreas.

Symptoms of Pancreatic Disorder
  • Upper abdominal pain

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Fever

  • Increased heart rate

  • Tenderness in the abdominal area

  • Upper abdominal pain

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Fever

  • Increased heart rate

  • Tenderness in the abdominal area

When is Whipple surgery done?

Whipple surgery is done when pancreas, bile duct, or duodenum are affected by cancer. It is done to remove the tumour and prevent the spread to other organs of the body. Whipple surgery may be recommended for:

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Pancreatitis

  • Bile duct cancer

  • Ampullary cancer

  • Small Bowel cancer

  • Other tumours involving pancreas

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Pancreatitis

  • Bile duct cancer

  • Ampullary cancer

  • Small Bowel cancer

  • Other tumours involving pancreas

Frequently Asked Questions


1. Is Whipple surgery a major operation?

Whipple surgery is a major surgical procedure where part of the organ is removed or rearranged. It is a painful operation and the process of recovery is slow.


2. What are the side effects of Whipple surgery?

Some of the common side effects witnessed after Whipple surgery are leakage of pancreatic fluid from the incision site, emptying of your stomach after eating food gets slower, weight loss, and change in bowel habits.


3. How long does it take to recover from Whipple surgery?

It might take two months to recover from Whipple surgery. However, in some cases, it might even take up to six months for complete recovery from the procedure.


4. When is it safe to drive after Whipple surgery?

Usually, it is not advised to drive for at least up to six weeks after the surgery. However, this time period might even extend depending on your health condition. Hence, do not drive a vehicle without getting confirmation from your doctor.


5. How much weight loss happens after Whipple surgery?

Weight loss is one of the side effects or complications post-Whipple surgery. A person who underwent Whipple surgery losses 5-10% of the body weight. If the weight is more than 5-10% please approach immediate medical attention or consult a registered dietician.




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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Is Whipple surgery a major operation?

Whipple surgery is a major surgical procedure where part of the organ is removed or rearranged. It is a painful operation and the process of recovery is slow.

2. What are the side effects of Whipple surgery?

Some of the common side effects witnessed after Whipple surgery are leakage of pancreatic fluid from the incision site, emptying of your stomach after eating food gets slower, weight loss, and change in bowel habits.

3. How long does it take to recover from Whipple surgery?

It might take two months to recover from Whipple surgery. However, in some cases, it might even take up to six months for complete recovery from the procedure.

4. When is it safe to drive after Whipple surgery?

Usually, it is not advised to drive for at least up to six weeks after the surgery. However, this time period might even extend depending on your health condition. Hence, do not drive a vehicle without getting confirmation from your doctor.

5. How much weight loss happens after Whipple surgery?

Weight loss is one of the side effects or complications post-Whipple surgery. A person who underwent Whipple surgery losses 5-10% of the body weight. If the weight is more than 5-10% please approach immediate medical attention or consult a registered dietician.

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