Roundtable Video 3. Technical Considerations in 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 third in the series, this video captures discussion among the panel on topics including minimally invasive surgical approaches to pancreatic tumors, approaching minimally invasive techniques for the first time, the value of extended lymphadenectomy and lymphnode pathology considerations.

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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.

Comments (3)
  • (0)

    Excellent discussion! Would like to hear the thoughts of this expert group on drain placement/management, and preoperative use of pasireotide for pancreaticoduodenectomies.

    Thank you again for the wonderful discussion!

  • Sandeep Anantha 21st Mar 2016


    This is a great video and valuable discussion. 

  • Tamara Floyd 13th Jun 2020


    Fantastic discussion. Very valuable for new HPB Surgeons!

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