Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most deadly of cancers, but surgical resection of the pancreatic head in patients with localized disease who also complete chemotherapy can improve survival and quality of life. MUSC Health gastrointestinal surgeon Katherine A. Morgan, M.D., discusses the Whipple procedure as a surgical treatment for localized pancreatic cancer.
Clinical Director, Islet Transplant Program
Dr. Morgan is professor of surgery and chief of the Division of GI and Laparoscopic Surgery. Her special surgical interests include hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and minimally invasive surgery.