Advanced Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Surgery is the only known treatment for pancreatic cancer that has a definite, positive impact on survival for this disease.


Surgery is only used to remove cancers of the pancreas if all of the known cancer can be removed. The location of the tumor within the pancreas determines the type of surgery. If the cancer has not spread to any distant lymph nodes, blood vessels, or other organs, such as the liver, surgical treatment can be performed to remove the tumor.


Prior to surgery, each patient is evaluated by the medical team so that surgeons can develop an individualized treatment plan.


Surgeons at the Fenix Surgical Gastro Center perform a variety of advanced pancreatic surgical techniques that include:

Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery
Laparoscopic pancreatectomy