Research studies indicate that pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (a modified Whipple procedure) is as effective as the conventional approach, but often with shorter operating times and reduced blood loss.
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Cleveland Clinic surgeon R. Matthew Walsh, MD, demonstrates the complex laparoscopic-robotic procedure in this instructional video. As viewers watch a pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy on a 62-year-old woman with a pancreatic head neoplasm, Dr. Walsh leads discussion of critical anatomy and technical concepts.