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Stanford surgeons are leaders in minimally invasive (also called laparoscopic) pancreatic resections. Laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to access the abdomen via a number of small "keyhole" incisions (less than one centimeter each). Many patients with pancreatic cysts that require surgery are candidates for this approach, which offers smaller incisions, shorter hospitalization (typically 2 days), less pain, and a faster return to work and life.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!