Indications for Pancreatic Resection and Robotic Surgical Technique

In this video, Thomas Clancy, MD, a pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology, demonstrates a distal pancreatectomy using the DaVinci robotic surgical system. The indications for pancreatectomy and the workup of pancreatic cystic lesions are briefly discussed. The minimally invasive robotic technique potentially allows the many benefits of standard laparoscopic surgery to be applied to an increasingly complex group of pancreatic tumors.

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Brigham and Women's Physician Resource Center

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Thomas Edward Clancy, MD

Thomas Edward Clancy, MD

Associate Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Co-Director, Pancreatic and Biliary Tumor Center, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center