Jul 21, 2009 - 2:00 pm
I am about to undergo the whipple procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Balitmore, MD Aug. 10th to remove a 3.6cm mass in the head of the pancreas.
I had a biopsy done and it come back benign-in my home town--the surgeon at JH does not believe the results. He believes the whipple is the only way to go--what do you think ?
I have had three ct scans performed--all reveal the same thing--to complicate they found that I have sclerosing-mesenteritis--inflamation of blood vessels- I think the small intestine.
I am 79 years old, in great physical condition--wt. 165 lbs.
Did any of you experience any problems from your local Dr.s because you had the whipple done out state?