Surgery of the pancreas is
avoided, if possible, because the gland is easily damaged. But surgery may be
needed to remove infected or damaged tissue (pancreatic necrosis). The gallbladder may be removed
to prevent future attacks from
One of two surgeries can be done to remove the
gallbladder if gallstones are causing pancreatitis:
Surgeons may choose among several techniques to remove
damaged pancreatic tissue.
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November 14, 2014
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