Robotic Surgery for Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Robotic surgery is a highly advanced treatment for pancreatic cancer available at Moffitt Cancer Center. Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, which is capable of making tiny, exact motions that are impossible to perform with an unaided human hand, our surgical oncologists remove pancreatic tumors with an exceptionally high level of precision.
Robotic surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques, which can provide a number of benefits as compared to traditional pancreatic surgery. For instance, patients often spend less time in a hospital and are less likely to experience some surgical complications. Patients also tend to experience less scarring and postoperative pain and many return to their daily routines within an accelerated timeframe. And, while robotic surgery can be a promising option for many individuals, our surgeons also specialize in other minimally invasive and traditional open techniques, allowing our patients to receive the types of treatment that are most appropriate for their needs
As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt has a team of surgeons who have extensive experience in performing robotic pancreatic operations. These procedures include:
- Whipple procedures
- Distal pancreatectomies
- Total pancreatectomies
Because our surgeons perform many of these procedures each year, they are highly skilled at using our technologies to the benefit of our patients. This is increasingly evident in our pancreatic cancer survival rates, which routinely exceed the national averages. And, by providing a comprehensive range of supportive care services both before and after surgery, we’re committed to helping our patients enhance their quality of life throughout the treatment process.
To learn more about robotic surgery and how it’s used to treat pancreatic cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. Patients can consult with our pancreatic cancer treatment team with or without referrals.