Whipple Surgery Cost In Turkey

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Whipple 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.

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.

A team of specialized surgeons work together and plan 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, the reconnection of the remaining parts of your pancreas, stomach and intestines is done in order to allow you to digest food normally.

Whipple Surgery cost in Turkey is between USD 13997 to USD 17107. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 5 days and outside the hospital for 7 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Whipple Surgery includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (may consist of blood tests, imaging tests, etc.)
  • Type of surgery (open, laparoscopic, or robotic)
  • Cost of radiation and chemotherapy before the procedure if is used to treat cancer
  • Post-Operative cost 
  • Cost of medication 
  • Patient's hospital stay


Factors affecting cost of Whipple Surgery

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, twin sharing, or single room)
  • Any additional tests, if required 
  • An extended stay at the hospital, if required 
  • Cost of accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Whipple Surgery in Turkey

Listing approximate price of Whipple Surgery and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Whipple Surgery USD 13997 to USD 17107

List of Centers for Whipple Surgery in Turkey

Popular Cities in Turkey for Whipple Surgery are:

Leading Hospitals for Whipple Surgery in Turkey

Doctors for Whipple Surgery in Turkey

A Surgical Oncologist with a Gastroenterologist is the right doctor for Whipple surgery.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr Taner Orug

Dr Taner Orug

Professor, 29 years of experience

Location Medicana International Istanbul

Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, Liver and pancreas cancer surgery, Liver metastasis, Oesophagus and Gastric Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Peritoneoctomy and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Cytoreductive Surgery, Oncologic surgery, Retroperitoneal Tumor Surgery Hernia surgery, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery

Dr. Fatih Agalar

Dr. Fatih Agalar

Consultant, 26 years of experience


Minimally Invasive Surgical Methods (Robotic Surgery) Stomach, Colon and Rectum surgery Thyroid Endocrine and Breast surgery Intensive Care Abdominal wall reconstructions and soft tissue surgery Bile Duct Stones Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Hemorrhoids (Piles) And Cracks Anal Fissure (Breech Fracture) Thyroid Diseases and Surgery

Dr. Zeynel Mungan

Dr. Zeynel Mungan

Professor, 38 years of experience

Location American Hospital, Istanbul

Reflux Disease, Helicobacter pylori and gastric diseases, Gastrointestinal motility, Functional bowel diseases, Inflammatory bowel diseases, Liver diseases, Endoscopy

Success Rate

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.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Whipple Surgery

Before the Procedure (4 Questions):

Whipple surgery is a procedure being done to remove the head of pancreas the first part of small intestine, the gallbladder and the bile duct.

Whipple surgery is a very difficult and demanding surgery which may carry some risks along with it. This is a life saving surgery mainly for people having cancer.

Yes, whipple surgery is a painful surgery because of the extent of the organs being removed or rearranged and the proximity of the pancreas to nerves as they exit the spine at the back of abdomen during surgery.

Whipple surgery is a treatment option for those patient whose pancreas, duodenum and bile duct are being affected by cancer or any other disorder. The Pancreas is a vital organ which lies in upper abdomen behind the stomach. Whipple procedure is mainly used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts and tumors, pancreatitis, ampullary cancer and bile duct cancer.

During the Procedure (4 Questions):

The complete procedure of whipple surgery will take around four to twelve hour to complete.

Yes, you will be under general anesthesia for the Whipple procedure, you will not feel any pain during the procedure

In the process of whipple surgery, the surgeon will make an incision in your abdomen to access your internal organs. The location and size of your incision varies according to your surgeon's approach and your particular situation. In some other conditions the whipple procedure may also involve removing a portion of the stomach or the nearby lymph nodes. Other types of pancreatic operations also may be performed, depending on your situation.

In the process of laparoscopic surgery the surgeon will make several small incision in the abdomen region and then laparoscope is inserted  which  has a camera which transmits the video to a monitor in the operating room and the surgeon watches the monitor to guide the surgical tool.

Post the Procedure (11 Questions):

The long term survival rate of whipple surgery depends on the particular situation such as if a person has tumor and cancer of pancreas the only known treatment is whipple surgery.

It will take about a week to recover from whipple surgery.

The Whipple procedure is a significant surgery. Recovery from the procedure will take some time around one to two weeks.

A Whipple procedure increases your chances of long-term survival with pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, very few people survive pancreatic cancer.

A Whipple procedure is often the only hope for a cure from pancreatic cancer. However, cure rates depend on the location and stage of your tumor, as well as other individual factors.

Some of the complications of whipple surgery procedure are diabetes, problems with the fistulas, bowel leakage, leakage from the organs involved, bleeding, infection, difficulty during digestion of food, bowel changes, constipation and  weight loss.

After surgery you have to be in hospital for about a week under observation so that doctors can monitor you and watch for the chance of complications.

It’s a major surgery and recovery will take time. If there are no complications, you should be able to resume your normal activities in about 4-6 weeks.

The life expectancy of people after whipple surgery is nearly 20 to 25 percent, even if the tumor are removed successfully there are some chances that some cancer cells have already spread to other body parts from where they can form new tumor which can eventually result in death.

Long term side effects of whipple surgery procedures are decreased pancreatic function, diabetes, difficulty in digesting sugary or fatty foods which can cause abdominal pain, tenderness, loss of appetite, weight loss and diarrhea.

Risk of Whipple surgery includes bleeding at surgical area, infection of the incision area, delayed emptying of stomach, leakage from pancreas or bile duct. There can be temporary or permanent diabetes.

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