Laparoscopic Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer Cuts Hospital Stays by Half

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Patients with pancreatic cancer who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy, also known as the Whipple procedure, experienced shorter hospital stays with laparoscopic vs. open surgery in a randomized controlled trial.

While both types of procedures resulted in similar overall complications and outcomes, patients who underwent the laparoscopic procedure experienced less blood loss, and fewer blood transfusions and surgical site infections in addition to shorter length of stay. Read more . . . 

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