The pancreas is a long, flat, pear-shaped organ located behind the stomach. It makes digestive enzymes and hormones, including insulin.
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This is surgery to remove the pancreas. In this procedure, all or part of the pancreas can be removed. In some cases, other nearby structures may also be removed, such as:
- Part of the stomach or small intestine
- Nearby lymph nodes
Last reviewedDecember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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