Roundtable Video 6. The Future of Pancreatic Surgery

By Alison Shamwana | Started 2nd Mar 2016

IHPBA is delighted to present a series of roundtable discussions on Treatment and Advances in the Surgical Management of Pancreatic Cancer. 

The sixth in the series, in this final video the panelist offer their insights into topic including whether or not minimally invasive techniques will supplant open surgical approach to pancreatic surgery, optimal length of stay following Whipple, considerations for readmission, chemotherapy breakthroughs, the future of vaccines for pancreatic cancer patients, the use of imaging and intraoperative image guidance, PET scans in preoperative planning, referral obstacles for the pancreatic surgeon, and molecular targeting.

Please note there is a discussion forum at the bottom of this page.  If you wish to participate please log in to myHPB.

Previous chapters:

Chapter 1: Preparation and selection of the Pancreatic Surgical Patient
Chapter 2: Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer and neoadjuvant therapy
Chapter 3: Technical Considerations in Pancreatic Surgery
Chapter 4: Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Chapter 5: Managing Complications Following Pancreatic Resection

Participant Background


Charles Vollmer, MD 
Director of Pancreatic Surgery
Co-Chief of Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center
Co-Director of the Penn Pancreatic Cyst Program
Hospital Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Malignant and benign conditions of the pancreas and biliary system, pancreatitis, pancreatic cystic lesions, pancreatic cancer, and upper gastrointestinal malignancies


Robert C.G. Martin, II, MD, PhD    
Sam and Lolita Weakley Professor
Division Director, Division of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Expertise: Liver Tumors, Pancreatic, Esophageal, Gastric, Colon, Bile duct, Sarcoma and Melanoma

Michelle De Oliveira, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor at University of Zurich
Hospital Affiliation: University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Professor Nigel Heaton
Professor of Liver Transplant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: London Bridge Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Expertise: Living Donor Transplantation, complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, liver transplantation

This video was produced with grant support from our Corporate Partner, AngioDynamics, Inc. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this video are those of the individuals appearing in the video and do not necessarily reflect the view of AngioDynamics, Inc.

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