The commonly named Whipple procedure is a surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis. This procedure disrupts the digestive process and potentially lead to complications such as gastrointestinal altered motility, pancreatic insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, nutritional deficiencies, and bacterial overgrowth. Nutrition plays an integral role in pancreatic surgery both preoperatively and postoperatively. Registered dietitians are essential clinicians to assist in the identification and treatment of these postoperative complications. Join Courtney Lee, MS, RDN, CLT, CFCS for a discussion about the Whipple procedure and an in-depth practice case scenario.
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