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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

If you are having pain in the upper abdominal cavity that radiates to your back, it can be a sign of an inflamed pancreas. Consult Dr. Jay Chokshi for the illness of pancreas including pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocysts or necrotizing pancreatitis. Call +91-9016519832 for the best pancreatic treatment in Surat.

About six to ten inches long, the pancreas is located behind the stomach. It is surrounded by small intestine, liver and other essential organs of the digestive system. Pancreas plays a crucial role in metabolizing the food we eat. It helps with the digestion of food as well as helps in regulating blood sugar.

What Signs and Symptoms indicate Problem with the Pancreas?

When it comes to pancreas, often patients suffer from pancreatitis: the inflammation of pancreas. However, there are many different problems and diseases associated with pancreas. Learn what symptoms can indicate an issue with your pancreas:

  1. Abdominal Pain in the Upper Region
  2. Tenderness in the Abdominal Region
  3. Chronic Bloating
  4. Nausea and Vomiting
  5. Diarrhea and/or Oily Stools (steatorrhea)
  6. Anorexia and Fatigue
  7. Rapid Pulse and Fever

If you see any of the signs and symptoms for a prolonged duration, book an appointment with Dr. Jay Chokshi to understand the root cause of the problem and accurate diagnosis of the issue.

Do you need a Surgery of the Pancreas?

Dr. Jay Chokshi is an experienced surgical gastroenterologist, who has performed a wide array of pancreatic surgeries to help patients lead a healthy life. At the Gastro Center, we promise quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay with minimally-invasive surgeries. Pancreatic Surgery includes:

1. Pancreatic Resection/Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic resections or pancreatectomy is the surgical removal of a part of the pancreas. The doctor may recommend a pancreatic resection in the following cases: Adenocarcinoma (Cancer) of Pancreas, Cystic neoplasm of Pancreas, and Neuroendocrine tumors of Pancreas.

Pancreatic resections can be done in the following ways:

a. Whipple’s Pancreaticoduodenectomy

Also called Whipple’s Procedure, it is an operation to treat the cancer head of the pancreas, cancer of lower bile duct, cancer of duodenum (opening of the small intestine), and the cancer of ampulla. It is a major surgical procedure to remove the pancreas head, first part of the small intestine, gall bladder as well as the bile duct. Once the GI surgeon removes the affected parts, he will reattach the remaining organs to ensure optimal digestion.

Whipple Procedure

b. Distal Pancreatectomy

When the doctor performs a surgery to remove tumors from the body and tail of pancreas, it is called distal pancreatectomy.

c. Laparoscopic Median Pancreatectomy

If the tumor is detected in the body of the pancreas, the doctor will administer a median pancreatectomy to remove midbody tumors of pancreas. It is a safer alternative to distal pancreatectomy or Whipple’s Procedure, especially when an enucleation is difficult and risky.

2. Surgery of Necrotizing pancreatitis

Necrotizing pancreatitis is a complication due to pancreatitis. If your pancreas is inflamed, the enzymes produced in the organ can start killing the pancreatic tissue. Once the tissue is dead, the doctor will have to remove it to prevent a life-threatening situation. A surgery of necrotizing pancreatitis can be done in the following ways:

a. VARD – Video Assisted Retroperitoneal Debridement of Pancreatic Necrosis

b. Laparoscopic Pancreatic Necrosectomy

c. Laparoscopic Trans Gastric Drainage of Walled off Pancreatic Necrosis

d. Laparotomy and Debridement of Pancreatic Necrosis

3. Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. There are two types of pancreatitis: acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. The latter does not heal over time and often causes permanent damage to the pancreas. The surgery for chronic pancreatitis includes:

a. Frey's Procedure – It is used to remove the diseased parts of the pancreas and allows for better drainage to address the inflammation.

b. Partington Rochelle Procedure - A Modified Version of Puestow's Procedure, it helps in eliminating the need for distal pancreatectomy.

c. Laparoscopic Cystogastrostomy and Cystojejunostomy – When the patient is suffering from pancreatic pseudocysts (PPs), it can cause chronic inflammation and terrible pain to the patient. With the help of laparoscopic Cystogastrostomy, the doctor will drain a pancreatic pseudocyst.

4. Treatment for Acute Pancreatitis

When it comes to acute pancreatitis, it causes a sudden inflammation in the pancreas, often due to consumption of alcohol. Other reasons can be gallstones, heredity predisposition, high triglyceride levels, etc.

Often the pain from acute pancreatitis can subside on its own. However, in severe cases, Dr. Jay may suggest Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or a gallbladder surgery. Your treatment can include pancreatic surgery to eliminate fluids and dead tissues from the organ.

What is the cost of Pancreatic Cancer Surgery in Surat?

The cost of pancreatic cancer surgery in and around Surat, Gujarat is INR. 75,000 to INR. 100,000. Please understand that the exact cost of your surgery may vary because there are so many variable factors involved in the process. The complexity of the case, hospital charges, and post-operation stays: Many things affect the cost of pancreatic cancer surgery.

The cost also includes the fees of the GI surgeon, anesthesiologist, and hospital/nursing staff occupied during the operation. If you want to know more about the difference in costs due to hospital wards, room categories, medicines, consumables, an in-person consultation is necessary. Book an appointment by calling on +91-9016519832 for the best pancreatic cancer treatment in Surat.

Remember that the pancreas is an essential organ of the GI tract. Any problem related to the pancreas can become a serious complication if ignored for long. If you are at risk of pancreatic cancer or suffering from chronic pancreatitis, book a consultation with Dr. Jay Chokshi for effective treatment and medical intervention.

Dr. Jay Chokshi

Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed gastroenterology surgeon for pancreatic surgery in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center.

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