New Robotic Surgery Yields Faster Recovery Times for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

An innovative new surgical technique called the robotic Whipple Procedure offers a less invasive treatment option for pancreatic cancer with faster recovery times than traditional therapies.

While most frequently performed for pancreatic cancer patients, the robotic Whipple is also used to remove some cancers in the bile duct and the intestine.

According to James surgical oncologist Dr. Carl Schmidt, innovative use of robotics at The James allows experts to perform minimally invasive surgeries through small incisions, which means reducing operation risks, promoting faster recovery times and lowering post-operative complication rates.

Innovations like the robotic Whipple Procedure also allow The James specialists to personalize care for patients with a variety of cancers, giving them the best chance for cures and higher qualities of life during and after treatment.