Pancreatic cancer surgery
UF Health surgeons provide quality, innovative care to pancreatic diseases.
We offer the latest in surgical care for both benign diseases and cancer, including laparoscopic procedures for patients who are candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including the Whipple procedure. Steven J. Hughes, MD, chief of the division of general surgery at UF, is one of a handful of surgeons in the world pioneering the performance of this complex procedure. Laparoscopic surgery uses fewer, smaller incisions - Dr. Hughes is actively researching whether laparoscopic Whipple procedures result in fewer complications and a faster recovery. Dr. Hughes and his colleagues at UF Health perform about 100 a year, which is a high volume for such a complex procedure.
UF Health pancreatic surgeons work closely with gastroenterologists and other specialists from the University of Florida Health Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Center to provide a comprehensive, compassionate and multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients diagnosed with cancers of the digestive organs. They perform surgeries at UF Health Shands Hospital, recently ranked one of the nation’s top hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, as well as one of the region’s top hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery.
Recently, the National Pancreas Foundation named University of Florida Health among its first group of National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Centers for excellence in pancreatic cancer treatment. For patients with pancreatic cancer and other pancreatic diseases, there can be inconsistencies in the level of care they receive. The NPF Center designation emphasizes high-quality, multidisciplinary care approaches.
UF Health pancreatic surgeons care for patients from throughout Florida and the nation. Each patient receives personalized and individualized care and treatments to optimize outcomes. Up-to-date volume and outcome data is openly provided during consultation.
UF Health pancreatic surgeons focus on the following conditions and treatments:
Meet our UF Health pancreatic surgeons:
To make an appointment, please call 352.265.0535.
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