Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Expands Surgical Options for Pancreatic Cancer

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Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital has expanded surgical options for pancreatic cancer patients with the recent addition of minimally invasive robotic surgery.

“Pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive cancer. If there are five people diagnosed, only one of the five is a candidate for surgery,” says David Kooby, MD, director of surgical oncology at Winship at Emory Saint Joseph’s, explaining that pancreatic cancer is often not discovered until it is too late for surgical intervention to have a curative effect. Until recently, patients who were candidates for surgery only had two options: traditional open abdominal surgery or minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Read more . . .