What is the Whipple Procedure  QA
he Whipple procedure, also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer and is explained by Johns Hopkins surgical oncologist Christopher Wolfgang, M.D., Ph.D. For related links or more information go to http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pancreatic_cancer_center. Questions answered: 1. Describe what you do. (0:10) 2. What is the Whipple procedure a solution for? (0:22) 3. What is the other name for a Whipple procedure? (0:55) 4. How many hours does it take to complete the operation? (1:15) 5. Is the surgery open or laparoscopic? (1:47) 6. What organs are removed? (2:57) 7. What are the reconnections after organ removal? (3:34) 8. Does an ICU stay typically follow this procedure? (5:06) 9. What is the typical hospital stay post-surgery? (5:32) 10. What is the length of the typical at home recovery post-surgery? (6:56) 11. Why choose Johns Hopkins? (8:24)