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 Reference gallstones Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window.
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.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 31, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology