Animation - Understanding Pancreatic Surgery: Benefits, Risks, and Relevant Anatomy
This animation describes the major indications for pancreatic surgery, as well as the goals, benefits and risks. The animation provides an overview of the most commonly performed pancreatic surgeries, such as a Whipple procedure, distal pancreatectomy, and total pancreatectomy. Potential outcomes following surgery, which can be routinely treated and effectively managed, are also discussed.
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This educational activity has been developed by:
The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This educational activity is supported by: AbbVie, Akcea Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Celgene, Ethicon, and Incyte.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.