More pancreatic robotic surgeries than anyone in the country. More hope — and better outcomes — for patients.
UPMC harnesses the expertise of a seasoned surgical team and the latest technology to deliver more hope — and better outcomes — to patients with pancreatic cancer.
Our pancreatic surgery program is one of the world's busiest, with board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons specializing in robotic surgical techniques, including the robotic Whipple procedure.
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Mastering the Robotic Whipple Procedure
Why Choose UPMC?
UPMC helped pioneer robotic pancreatic surgery in 2008, and our experts have performed more than 1,200 robotic pancreatic surgeries, of which nearly 800 were robotic Whipple procedures.
Our robotic surgery options, along with protocols for enhanced recovery after surgery, mean that patients can have:
- Less blood loss during surgery.
- Fewer complications.
- A shorter hospital stay and quicker return to daily life.
- Better quality of life throughout treatment.
- Better survival rates compared to national averages.
Our Collaborative Approach
We believe that collaboration with referring providers is key to delivering seamless care and a positive patient experience.
We work with gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, primary care physicians, internal medicine specialists, and other allied health care providers to coordinate preoperative and postoperative care in the patient's own community whenever possible.
Once surgery and immediate postoperative care are complete, patients can return to their local care team to continue treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other supportive interventions.
Refer a Patient
Referring a patient early in their diagnosis offers more options for treatment and potentially better outcomes, so it is never too early to contact our team. Our experts are always happy to discuss patient cases and provide consultations. To refer a patient, please call 412-692-2852.
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