Surgeon's Group of Baton Rouge


The pancreas is an integral part of the digestion process, and disorders can lead to weight loss, abdominal tenderness, and other undesirable symptoms. Our team understands that these can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life, so we are proud to treat the following pancreatic disorders:

  • Malignant tumors
  • Benign tumors
  • Pseudocysts
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (islet cell tumors)

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Surgical Solutions for Pancreatic Conditions

Our board-certified surgeons are trained in many different pancreatic surgical procedures, so they can help patients heal. Depending on the extent and spread of the foreign body in the pancreas, our surgeons may recommend one of the following surgeries:

  • Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy). This technically complex procedure involves removing the head of the pancreas, the gallbladder, the duodenum (part of the small intestine), part of the bile duct, and nearby lymph nodes. In some cases, parts of the stomach and colon may be removed as well.
  • Distal pancreatectomy. This surgery removes the left side of the pancreas and may involve the removal of the spleen.
  • Total pancreatectomy. This is the total removal of the pancreas, which will necessitate ongoing insulin and enzyme replacement therapy after the surgery.
  • Cystogastrostomy (cyst drainage). If a pseudocyst becomes too large and is either in danger of bursting or is compressing other organs, drainage is necessary. Our surgeons insert a thin endoscope into the mouth and down the throat to the pancreas. Once there, a small needle attached to the endoscope punctures the pseudocyst and drains the fluid out. This procedure does not require any incisions.

Why Choose Us?

Our fellowship-trained surgeons are proud to provide compassionate, patient-centered care. Whether a patient is eligible for a minimally invasive procedure or requires open surgery, our team is ready and able to help.

Their training in minimally invasive procedures allows them to offer surgical solutions that benefit the patient through:

  • Shorter recovery time
  • Reduced pain
  • Better cosmetic results
  • Reduced risk of surgical site infection
  • Our surgeons also perform a high volume of pancreatic procedures every year, which has been associated with better patient outcomes.

Contact the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge to discuss your surgical treatment options.

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