What are the Best Surgery Options for Your Pancreatic Condition?

If you have problems with your pancreas — pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, for example — surgery may provide some good options for treatment. While there are a variety of pancreatic operations, here is a look at two specific procedures: The Whipple procedure One surgery, call the Whipple procedure  can be an option for patients with pancreatic cancer or benign, noncancerous conditions in … Read More

Pancreas Transplants for Type 1 Diabetics

If you have type 1 diabetes, it might be hard to imagine life without insulin, but it’s possible for some patients with a novel treatment option: a pancreatic transplant. A successful pancreatic transplant gives patients freedom from insulin and intensive glucose monitoring. “It’s an excellent option for patients who have failed intensive medical therapy for type … Read More