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Is he surgery dangerous? It is major and extensive surgery, and there are possible complications from not being able to complete the procedure to bleeding and infection. These are reasons to be certain she has the procedure at a facility that does many whipples each year, and that the chosen surgeon is a whipple specialist.
I was originally told to expect to be in the hospital 10-30 days, but left in 7 without any complications. Getting the patient up as soon as possible after the surgery to walk and sit up are key to helping the body recover other functions more rapidly. I didn't know much of what was going on, but I was taking short walks the day after surgery.
Let us know how your Mom's friend does with this.
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