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Aquanan44
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Laproscopic Whipples

Postby Aquanan44 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:36 pm

After reading the various experiences of conventional Whipples operations, I feel very privileged to have been offered a laproscopic operation. After a 10 hour operation, I was ready to go home on the 5th day - absolutely incredible. I was eating and mobile after the 3rd day.

It's now 7 weeks later and I start chemotherapy tomorrow for 6 months.

If anyone is offered this type of surgery, do please take it. It will make a tremendous difference to your recovery. I understand that there are only 3 surgeons in this country who perform this operation.

Ann

Juliana
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Re: Laproscopic Whipples

Postby Juliana » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:06 am

Thanks Ann, for the info.
It's always nice to hear improvements on the treatment/surgery related to pancreatic - and your op sounds out of this world! Wish my surgeon was one of those 3 trained to do it (2yrs ago though). Nevermind, lets hope it's of benefit to others who will hopefully catch this disease early enough to beat the poxy odds.

Keep us updated on how you are doing if you get the chance, and welcome to the site :)

Juliana

worrier
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Re: Laproscopic Whipples

Postby worrier » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:43 am

This sounds a brilliant advancement. It is two years after my Whipples but still suffereing a little fom digestive discomfort.

Peter

dmc236
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Re: Laproscopic Whipples

Postby dmc236 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:07 pm

hi, that sounds amazing. does anyone know which areas the surgeons who offer this work from in uk. thanks

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Laproscopic Whipples

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:33 pm

Hi dmc,

I will try and find out for you.

Jeni.

dmc236
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Re: Laproscopic Whipples

Postby dmc236 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:18 am

thanks jeni

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Laproscopic Whipples

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:43 pm

Hi dmc,

Have had some replies to my enquiries. I am waiting for some more information, and then I will email you, as I don't want to put this info on the public forum.

Jeni.

AnneD
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Re: Laproscopic Whipples

Postby AnneD » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:31 pm

I had my Whipple's at the xx which has an amazing team of surgeons.
It wasn't laparoscopic but I understand the xx does carry out the laparoscopic procedure.

This is worth looking at:

http://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/default.asp ... ews_id=774

Anne