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Pancreatic Cancer — Segmental Pancreas Resection: treatment in the Best Hospitals in the World

Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and surgical treatment in these fields. The department's surgeons perform about 2,000 surgical procedures annually. The therapeutic options cover not only operations on the digestive tract and abdominal organs, but also surgical treatment for soft tissue traumatic injuries, removal of skin and thyroid tumors, including the partial removal. With appropriate clinical indications, the preference is given to minimally invasive techniques, which guarantee the patient minimal postoperative risks and speedy recovery. Also, the department’s scope of activities includes the installation of port systems for chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition.

Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General and Bariatric Surgery

The Department of General and Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of effective surgical treatment at the highest level of modern medicine. The priority clinical tasks of the department's doctors include the surgical treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs, including the stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary tract, as well as hernias and pathologies of the esophagus and thyroid gland. Of particular interest is colorectal surgery in patients with colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. In addition, the department's specialists provide treatment to the patients with morbid obesity. To quickly reduce body weight, the department performs gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastroplasty. Such operations are performed in patients with a body mass index above 35, with the available complications of obesity. The department employs highly qualified surgeons who have successful clinical experience in performing operations of any degree of complexity.

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery ranks among the best departments in Germany specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department covers the full range of services in these medical fields and holds the leading position at the national and international level in terms of the number of surgical interventions performed and their success rate. Of particular interest are operations to treat cancer, organ transplants, as well as minimally invasive surgery.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of bowel and lung cancer! The department offers all the modern surgical options for the treatment of diseases of the abdominal cavity and blood vessels. The department's doctors have expert knowledge and vast experience in the treatment of colorectal cancer, stomach, esophageal, pancreatic cancers, liver metastases, inflammatory bowel diseases (diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis). Also, they specialize in the surgical treatment of vascular pathologies and thyroid diseases.

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the esophagus and abdominal organs, thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as the interventions in bariatric surgery. The surgeons of the department have a deep knowledge in all open and minimally invasive surgical techniques, perform extensive operations of high complexity with maximum safety for the patient.

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment for patients. It performs both planned and emergency surgical interventions. The department is the leading medical facility in Israel, whose surgeons regularly demonstrate outstanding treatment results. The surgical interventions are performed by experienced doctors who were trained in the most famous American Medical Centers. The department's specialists prefer sparing minimally invasive interventions, which significantly shorten the hospitalization period and minimize the risks of complications.

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment for various diseases. Of particular interest to the department's specialists is the treatment of cancer, particularly, stomach, pancreatic and bowel cancer. Another priority field is breast surgery, which includes the treatment of both benign and malignant diseases. In addition, the department's surgeons are proud of their successful experience in bariatric surgery and interventions on the endocrine glands. All operations are planned and carried out in accordance with the current international protocols.

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department specializes in gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, colorectal surgery, breast surgery, endocrine, vascular and pediatric surgery. The department is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment for performing laparoscopic, minimally invasive and robotic interventions that guarantee excellent treatment results.

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery offers all modern surgical interventions in these fields. Specialization covers the treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs, endocrine glands, pathologies of the lungs and chest wall, pathological vascular lesions of all parts of the body. In addition, kidney transplantation and pancreas transplantation are part of the surgeons' tasks. Whenever possible, operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques that have several advantages over classical interventions.

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

According to Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department performs surgical treatment of general surgical diseases, abdominal pathologies, and also specializes in organ transplantation. Of particular interest are surgical oncology of the abdominal organs, as well as pancreatic and liver surgery. The department annually performs more than 3,000 surgical interventions, which contributes to its credibility at the national level.

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of services in these medical fields and guarantees the first-class medical care at the university level. The department specializes in the treatment of diseases of the abdominal cavity, esophagus and thyroid gland, transplantation of liver, kidney and pancreas. The medical facility has won the reputation of one of the three largest and most successful Transplant Centers in Germany. Also, within the clinical practice, doctors hold highly-specialized consultations on rare diseases and provide 24-hour emergency care. 

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of bowel cancer! The department specializes in the treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver, and retroperitoneal space (peritoneal carcinomatosis), liver, kidney, pancreas, bowel transplantations in children and adults, as well as the surgical treatment of obesity and general surgical interventions.

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery offers the full range of services in this field and specializes in general, abdominal, thoracic, transplant surgery. The medical team of the department, consisting of 10 specialized senior physicians, 30 medical specialists and assistant physicians, as well as highly motivated nursing staff, provides first-class treatment of tumors, inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, spleen, lungs, thyroid and parathyroid glands. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Friess.

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of modern surgical treatment. The clinical priority is cancer surgery, especially sparing, minimally invasive procedures and high-precision robot-assisted interventions. Each patient receives an individually adapted treatment regimen, which is discussed at daily conferences with doctors from related disciplines. Particular attention is paid to the comprehensive counseling, including on non-operational, traditional treatment methods.

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery covers the full range of services in these medical fields. Surgical treatment is provided   both on an inpatient and outpatient basis, in accordance with the advanced recommendations of professional societies. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art operating theaters, in which surgeons perform extensive serious interventions, operations under the control of navigation systems and high-precision minimally invasive procedures that ensure the rapid recovery of patients.

Hanyang University Medical Center Seoul

9.5/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery offers the full range of services in this field. It uses the latest surgical techniques, for example, robotic and laparoscopic interventions that help avoid large incisions and significantly shorten the period of hospitalization, provide minimal pain. Also, the department specializes in performing open surgical procedures of high complexity.

Pancreatic resection is a partial removal of an organ affected by a tumor process. This operation remains the only way that can potentially lead to a complete cure of the disease. No treatment method can achieve such results, but only surgery. The auxiliary techniques can only reduce the tumor, slow down its growth and increase the patient's life expectancy.

Surgical procedures for pancreatic cancer

Based on the goals of surgical procedures for pancreatic cancer, all of them can be divided into two types:

1. Radical surgical procedures. These surgeries aim to totally remove the tumor in order to cure the patient.

2. Palliative surgical procedures. These surgeries serve to remove only a part of the neoplasm. The surgeon takes measures to normalize the outflow of pancreatic secretion and bile into the small intestine. Also, the nerves responsible for severe pain in pancreatic cancer become damaged, which results in the reduced symptoms of the disease.  

Most patients cannot undergo radical surgical procedures, because cancer is usually detected too late. Early detection is possible only if accidentally found during examination for another disease, or if a small tumor is located in the immediate vicinity of the common bile duct. In these cases, the patient sees the doctor and he will diagnose cancer.  

The number of patients who are indicated a radical surgical procedure does not exceed 20%. The rest of them are offered palliative surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to prolong life and improve its quality, eliminate the main symptoms of the disease.

In what cases radical surgery can be an option of choice?

Radical surgery can be performed only if the tumor is small, does not spread beyond the limits of the organ and the doctor believes that the tumor can be removed totally. The patients who may be indicated radical pancreatic resection are selected very carefully. The reason for it lies in its high degree of difficulty. Postoperative recovery lasts for weeks and sometimes months.

The difficulty of the postoperative period is due to the fact that the doctor removes most of the organ, as well as nearby structures. When performing surgery, the doctor will resect a part of the stomach,  intestines, bile duct and bladder, adjacent lymph nodes. The bile ducts are fed directly to the small intestine.

As for the pancreas, the surgeons usually remove either its head or tail. If during the operation the surgeon finds that the cancer has spread to the body of the pancreas, it may be removed as well. Should the tail of the pancreas be removed, the spleen is usually resected as well. All these things lead to certain consequences that will manifest themselves in the postoperative period. The removal of the spleen will result in the weakened immunity. The resection of certain segments of the pancreas affects the digestive function and causes the deceased production of hormones.  

The total pancreatic resection is performed very rarely. A person can live without this organ but its removal causes a constant necessity for insulin injections. It is difficult to control diabetes mellitus, which will develop due to the pancreatic resection.  The patient cannot fully digest food after pancreatic resection, which causes the necessity to take enzyme preparations at each meal.

Palliative surgical procedures

Such surgical interventions do not significantly affect the patient's lifespan. However, they can remove the main symptoms, namely reduce pain, prevent or eliminate jaundice and normalize digestion. Such surgical interventions are always more sparing and postoperative recovery is much faster.

In Germany, palliative surgery is often performed using a laparoscopic method. When applying keyhole surgery, postoperative recovery is much faster, has less risks and severe symptoms for the patient.

During the palliative surgical procedure, the pancreatic resection can sometimes be performed to reduce the size of the tumor, as well as the degree of pressure on nearby functionally important structures. The nerves are removed or killed by alcohol so that the patient suffers less pain both in the postoperative period and in case of the further growth of the tumor.

Where can patients undergo treatment?

Thanks to Booking Health, you can undergo surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer in the best hospitals in the world. Depending on the stage, the operations can pursue different goals. The main benefits of medicine in developed countries include:

  • mortality during radical surgical interventions is 3 times lower (up to 15% in average hospitals in developing countries, only 5% in specialized German Cancer Centers);
  • high-quality care in the postoperative period;
  • proper care at any stage of pancreatic cancer;
  • modern surgical techniques, the use of laparoscopy;
  • high-precision diagnostics, which allows for the perfect treatment planning and determining of the indications for surgery;
  • use of additional procedures and methods to make cancer resectable (chemotherapy, radiation) or reduce the risk of recurrence.

You can undergo treatment in the following hospitals:

University Hospital Aachen. The Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery offers medical procedures to treat pancreatic cancer. Its surgeons annually perform surgeries in at least 3,000 patients. Such pancreatic operations are a regular practice, therefore the doctors have extensive experience in treating pancreatic cancer.

University Hospital Marburg. The doctors of the Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery perform about 3,500 operations every year. More than a hundred of them are pancreatic surgeries. The treatment is planned only after a thorough diagnostics. The operation is combined with other medical procedures, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy.

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal. The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery regularly performs operations to treat abdominal malignancies. The diagnostics, medical procedures, chemotherapy and surgical interventions are carried out within the framework of the specialized Pancreatic Cancer Center operating in the department. The department actively uses minimally invasive surgery.

To undergo treatment abroad, you can use Booking Health services. We provide our patients with affordable prices, full-fledged communication with the medical staff and doctors, assist in the selection of the specialized hospital. We fully control the process of diagnostics and treatment, take part in program coordination, ensure control of finances and the return of unspent funds. Booking Health also provides additional services, such as hotel booking, transfer from the airport to the clinic and back.




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