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What is Whipple Surgery?

Whipples surgery is a intricate operation to remove the head of the pancreas, the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), the gallbladder and the bile duct.

Who is the Right Doctor for Whipple Surgery?

Surgical gastroenterologist performs this procedure.If needed Surgical oncologists also helps in this type of surgery

How is the Procedure Performed?

A Whipple procedure may be a treatment option for people whose pancreas, duodenum or bile duct is affected by cancer or other disorder.Its basically done in three ways i.e open surgery ,laparoscopic surgery or robotic assisted which is minimal invasive and there is less blood loss and quick recovery.

Recovery takes around 4-5 weeks, chances of long-term survival after a Whipple procedure depend on your particular situation. For most tumors and cancers of the pancreas, the Whipple procedure is the only known remedy.

What is Whipple Surgery?

Whipple's surgery or procedure is a treatment for disorders and cancers of pancreas, bile duct, intestine and gall bladder. most commonly done for tumourous growth at pancreatic head. it is a difficult procedure in general and can have severe risk related to it. But in cases of cancer it is life saving for people. Also known by the name of pancreaticoduodenectomy as the head of pancreas is removed.

How is the Procedure Performed?

in this procedure a team of specialised surgeons work together and plans the treatment duration, extend and organs involved. in general the head of the pancreas,initial part of the small intestine also known as duodenum, the gallbladder and the bile duct are removed. In some situations, this procedure may also involve removing a portion of the stomach and the nearby lymph nodes. Post resection, then reconnection of the remaining parts of your pancreas, stomach and intestines is done in order to allow you to digest food normally.

Who is the Right Doctor for Whipple Surgery?

the right doctor for performing Whipple's surgery is a surgical oncologist with gastroenterologist.

What is the Usual Success Rate for this Procedure?

the five-year survival rate for Whipple's procedure is 25-35%, for case where lymph nodes are not involved. But in case of lymph node involvement the survival chances are very less.

What is Whipple Surgery?

Whipple Surgery, also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a major surgical procedure for treating tumors and disorders of the pancreas, intestine, and bile duct.

How is the Procedure Performed?

Whipple Surgery involves the removal of the head of the pancreas, the first part of the intestine, the gallbladder, and the bile duct. Afterward, the remaining organs are re-attached for the normal functioning of food digestion.

Who is the Right Doctor for Whipple Surgery?

A Gastroenterologist who is trained in performing surgeries is the right doctor for Whipple Surgery.

What is the Usual Success Rate for this Procedure?

The five-year survival rate of Whipple Surgery is about 20-25% as there are possibilities of cancerous cells still left inside even after complete removal of the tumor.

As Whipple Surgery is about the removal of multiple organs, it takes about four hours for the surgery to take place.

Whipple Surgery in Thailand

Popular Cities in Thailand for Whipple Surgery are:

Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket,

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Bangkok Hospital
  • Established in 1972, the Bangkok Hospital is one of the first private hospitals in Thailand; it has now established its reputation as a tertiary care hospital dedicated especially to Cancer and Cardiology.
  • It has Centres & Clinics committed to comprehensive treatment in different medical and surgical departments such as Cardiology, Cancer, Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery, Neurology & Neuroscience, Fertility, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dentistry, Geriatric, Gastroenterology, Liver, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and ENT.
  • It offers several Health Packages on Fertility, Plastic Surgery, Lasik Eye Surgery, Hip & Knee Surgery, Obesity, Vascular Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and many more.
  • It is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies some of which are - the 256-Slice Multi-Detector CT Scan, Cardiovascular MRI, the first Cartosound in Thailand, LINAC, the ARTIS Pheno machine, PET/CT Scan, and a New X-RAY Biplane Imaging (EOS).
  • Having the ultimate "Hybrid Operating Room Full Function", enables the hospital to improve accuracy making it a leader in heart surgery. 
  • The Hospital has been awarded various accreditations by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in Programmes such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Total Knee Replacement, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Primary Stroke, Low Back Pain, Diabetes Type 2, Breast Cancer Conserving, and Heart Failure.
  • It has also received the Hospital Accreditation of Thailand, Asian Hospital Management Award, Global Health Asia-Pacific Awards, and a Dual Medical Transport Accreditation i.e CAMTS USA and CAMTS GLOBAL.
  • It provides International Medical Services for foreign patients by assisting them in language translations, special diets, accommodation, liaising with embassies or organisations, and free medical consultations via internet. 
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Bangkok
  • Established in 1979, Samitivej Hospital is one of the leading private hospital groups in Thailand and SEA and is accredited by JCI.
  • It is the first Hospital outside Japan to be accredited with the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JCQHC) award
  • Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital is part of the seven private hospitals owned by the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), a leading and trusted private healthcare service provider in Thailand and ASEAN countries.
  • It is a 275-bed tertiary care hospital with more than 40 Speciality Centres, namely, the Liver & Digestive Institute, Women's Health Centre including Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Bone, Joint, and Spine Centre, Surgery Clinic, Heart Institute, Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplantation Centre, Breast Centre, Fertility Centre, Hair Restoration Medical centre, Knee Health Centre, Neurology Centre, Oncology Centre to mention a few.
  • Moreover, there is a Children's Hospital that is dedicated to comprehensive Paediatric care covering Newborns, GI, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Oncology, and others. It is the first private children's hospital in Thailand.
  • In 1998, it was certified by UNICEF, WHO, the Department of Health, and the Ministry of Public Health, as a mother and baby-friendly hospital.
  • It is one of the favourite medical destinations for both the nationals and expats, along with tourists from around the world providing international quality services and facilities. It was awarded the Top 5 World's Best Hospital for Medical Tourism for 2018 by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance.
  • It has been a recipient of many awards, namely, Hospital of the Year by the Thailand Healthcare Asia Awards 2020, The Model Private Hospital Award 2020 for being the top private hospital for academic activity in Thailand, and Best Corporate Hospital Award 2019.
  • It was also awarded Thailand's Prime Minister Award for the Most Recognized Service in 2004.
  • The hospital is equipped with cutting-edge technologies to diagnose and treat patients with accuracy through a Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine (MRI), 640-slice CT scanner with less radiation, Mammogram, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) analysis, Lower abdominal Ultrasound for Men (Testicle Ultrasound), Cranial Ultrasound for infant, Intravenous Pyelography (IVP) and many more.
  • It has a team that assists international patients from finding the right doctor to aftercare at home.
Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, Thailand
  • Vejthani Hospital, established in 1994, is one of the leading private international hospitals in Thailand that provides JCI-accredited quaternary health care services.
  • Cutting-edge medical technologies, internationally trained specialists, world-class health care standards, and authentic Thai hospitality are their key competencies.
  • The hospital serves over 300,000 patients from over 100 countries annually with over 200 inpatient beds.
  • Providing a team of knowledgeable translators ensures they are able to communicate effectively in over 20 languages, aptly resolving issues regarding barriers to communication in healthcare.
  • Over 300 specialists across multiple specialties at Vejthani Hospital provide a comprehensive range of quaternary medical services, including bone marrow transplant, total joint replacement surgery, kidney transplant, plastic surgery, dental, skin & laser treatment, spine surgery, and gastrointestinal disorder treatment.
  • Vejthani Hospital has received one of the highest numbers of Clinical Care Program Certifications (CCPCs) from Joint Commission International (JCI) in the United States, which accredits top-tier hospitals that achieve the highest facilitation for patient safety.
  • Vejthani Hospital’s clinical care programs for Diabetes Type II, Hepatitis B, Knee Replacement, and Lumbar Decompression and Fixation have received JCI CCPC.
  • As two of the certified fields are subcategories of orthopedics, makes it is popular for patients to claim that the hospital patients gave the hospital the title ‘The King of Bones.
  • Vejthani Hospital is the first hospital in the world to receive Hepatitis B CCPC and is the first in Southeast Asia to receive Lumbar Decompression and Fixation CCPC.
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Doctors for Whipple Surgery in Thailand

Prof. Dr. Tanaphon Maipang

Prof. Dr. Tanaphon Maipang

Surgical Oncologist

Consultant, 50 years of experience
Location Bangkok Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Tanaphon Maipang is a renowned Surgical Oncologist having 50 years of experience.
  • He is dexterous in performing Colon and Rectal Surgery, and Surgical Oncology.
  • Prof. Dr. Tanaphon Maipang is a member of the Royal College Surgeons, the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, the Medical Association Thailand, the International College Surgeons, the International Society Surgery Switzerland and the Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgeons Asia.
  • He has completed DM (1976) and Surgery (1980) from Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • Prof. Dr. Tanaphon Maipang is well-versed in Thai and English.
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Asada Methasate

Dr. Asada Methasate

Surgical Gastroenterologist

Consultant, 32 years of experience
Location Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Bangkok
  • Dr. Asada Methasate is a respected Surgical Gastroenterologist with +32 years of experience in the field of GI surgeries and performing colonoscopy.
  • He completed his MD in 1989 from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and then did his 1994 did a diploma from the Japanese Board of General Surgery. In 1996, he did a diploma from the Japanese Sub-Board of Gastroenterological Surgery, followed by a certification in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
  • Dr. Methasate performs adrenalectomy, appendectomy, bariatric surgery, cholecystectomy, colo-rectal surgery, foregut surgery, hiatal hernia repair, nephrectomy, pancreatic surgery, retroperitnoeum surgery, and splenectomy.
  • Findings from his surgical practice can be found in some of the published papers of Dr. Methasate.
Nephrectomy Pancreatic surgery Retroperitoneum surgery Splenectomy Foregut Colorectal surgery Cholecystectomy Bariatric surgery Adrenalectomy Appendectomy
Dr. Sompote Saelee

Dr. Sompote Saelee

Medical Gastroenterologist

Consultant, 32 years of experience
Location Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
  • Dr. Sompote Saelee is a one of the best Gastroenterologists and Hematologists having an experience of 32+ years in this field.
  • He is dexterous in performing Colonoscopy, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), Pancreatitis, Cholangiocarcinoma and treating Gallstones etc.
  • His areas of expertise are detection of irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and early detection of GI-cancer.
  • He held the post of Consulting Gastroenterologist (2000-2001), Saint Louis hospital and Bangkok Christian hospital, Bangkok.
  • He was a full time staff (Internal Medicine and consulting Gastroenterologist) at Chiangmai Ram hospital, Chiangmai (2001-2009).
  • He pursued M.D. (1989) from Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, and diploma (Thai Board of Internal Medicine, 1998) from Vachira metropolitan hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
Colonoscopy ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) Early Detection of GI-Cancer Gastroenteritis Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation Gallstones Cholangitis Cholangiocarcinoma Pancreatitis

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