Pancreatic surgery is required to address issues such as tumors or inflammation of the pancreas. These surgeries most often involve removing the diseased portion of the organ, or because of the anatomically complex positioning of the pancreas in the abdominal region, sometimes removing several organs together. Depending on the severity of the cases, these surgeries may take several hours in the operating room.
Our general surgeon & surgical oncologist, Dr. Madhu Prasad, has years of experience in pancreatic surgery and utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques that ensure better health outcomes and shorter recovery time.
What Conditions Lead to Pancreatic Surgeries?
Your doctor may recommend pancreatic surgery for any of the following conditions:
- Acute pancreatitis – Pancreatic inflammation that causes damage to the pancreas and its blood vessels
- Chronic pancreatitis – A more severe case of pancreatic inflammation that does not heal or improve
- Pancreatic cysts – Collections of saclike pockets of fluid within the head, body, and/or tail of the pancreas
- Pancreatic cancer – Cancerous tumors that begin in the pancreas
Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him.