Non-cancerous Pancreatic Surgery

Surgery is sometimes required for non-cancerous conditions of the pancreas such and acute and chronic pancreatitis. Surgery for acute pancreatitis entails removal of dead infected tissue from the pancreas. This surgery is performed laparoscopically (minimal access) these days. This surgery is called "Video assisted Retroperitoneal debridement (VARD). Surgery for chronic pancreatitis is mainly for relief of pain and jaundice. Surgery is chronic pancreatitis is offered when all types of medical and endoscopic treatments have failed.