Currently, the state of the art is that there are a few institutions and a few high-volume surgeons who are able to perform laparoscopic or robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy procedures with the technical efficiency to favorably compare with open pancreatic surgery. Today, the gold standard remains as an open pancreaticoduodenectomy for patients with localized cancer in the head of the pancreas. Read More . . .
Mark S. Talamonti, M.D., clinical professor, North Shore University Health System, discusses some of the recent surgical advancements in pancreatic cancer.