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Robot assists in pancreas surgery, with guest Mashaal Dhir, MD, on Upstate's "The Informed Patient" podcast

Whipple procedure can remove early pancreatic cancers

Some patients with early-stage pancreatic cancers may undergo an operation that can remove the cancer. It’s a challenging surgery called the Whipple procedure, as surgeon Mashaal Dhir, MD, explains. These days, the procedure can be done with the aid of a robot. Dhir is an associate professor of surgery at Upstate and chief of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.