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Pancreatic Tumor: Kathleen O’Brien

Kathleen O'Brien chose minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor from her pancreas.

When Kathleen O’Brien was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor, she was hesitant to undergo the standard surgery to treat it: an open cavity surgery to remove the head of the pancreas, the gall bladder and possibly part of the stomach. When researched options at Johns Hopkins, she learned of an alternative, minimally invasive procedure that, in her case, offered her less pain and a quicker recovery time. Within three weeks after her surgery, she was back to most of her normal activities.

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