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Whipple Procedure Laparoscopy

Hi Christine,

Cleveland Clinic indeed had a great Endocrine Surgery Department and you do need a Endocrine Surgeon to perform this procedure.  On this site there is a video of a surgeon performing the Whipple Procedure Laparoscopy at Mayo Clinic.  Usually this does not really cut down on the surgery or recovery time as the Whipple is a very complicated surgery.  Given the choice 4 years ago I would have definitely opted for the Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure.  Cleveland Clinic has a very good reputation and I would feel comfortable with these surgeons for the Whipple Procedure.  You have done your homework and know these physicians do several of the procedures a year and that is also very important.  I wish you the best of luck and if you have any further concerns you can e-mail me directly linda@hagemanfoundation.org and I will reply.  I would also call you if you send me your telephone number and we can chat on the phone. 

 Linda Hageman, RN

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