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Expert Care for Pancreatic Cancer

How far would you travel to receive treatment from some of the world's leading pancreatic cancer specialists? If you discover you may have pancreatic cancer, begin your treatment at Johns Hopkins, where pancreatic cancer and tumors are being treated with dramatic success through innovative procedures perfected here.

Innovative and effective pancreatic surgery

For many pancreatic cancer patients who have stage 1 or stage 2 pancreatic cancer, surgery can offer hope for extending life.

Only at Johns Hopkins will patients benefit from surgery performed by doctors who have pioneered some of the most innovative and effective techniques for pancreatic cancer surgery and treatment today. In fact, one of the most expert pancreatic surgeons in the world, John Cameron, MD, led a team of Johns Hopkins colleagues to significantly improve the Whipple procedure. Patients come from around the world to Johns Hopkins, where surgeons perform a high volume of these procedures and have lessened the complications during and after surgery.

We provide second opinions to patients who have been told that surgery is not an option.

One of few centers performing a minimally invasive Whipple procedure

Johns Hopkins is one of the few centers in the United States performing a less invasive laparoscopic Whipple procedure. With laparoscopic procedures, surgeons are generally able to reduce blood loss and risk of infection for the patient. The surgeon can make smaller incisions and patients also benefit from shorter recovery times.

In addition to groundbreaking surgeries like the Whipple procedure, surgeons at Johns Hopkins also perform distal pancreatectomy, a procedure that leaves the head of the pancreas intact, offering a shorter recovery time to patients who qualify for a less invasive surgery.

Our surgeons specialize in every type of pancreatic surgery, including:

  • Benign pancreatic tumor or pancreas cyst removal (including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) and serous cystadenomas)
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic pancreas surgery
  • Laparoscopic pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Whipple procedure
  • Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Whipple procedure

Let us help you

If you have received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, trust that the experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine will go as far as it takes to treat your complex condition, from the moment you call and every step along the journey.

When it comes to your life, distance should never be a factor. We can make your journey to us as easy as possible. Johns Hopkins USA , our complimentary medical concierge team, can answer questions, make arrangements for you and your family, and connect you with the care you need.

They will help you:

  • Schedule medical appointments with the right specialists
  • Make travel, lodging and transportation arrangements
  • Know what to bring and what to expect
For more information about Johns Hopkins USA, to schedule an appointment, or for help making travel arrangements, please call toll free: .

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International: +1-443-287-6080

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