What are the side effects of pancreatic cancer surgery?
Complications or side effects of pancreatic surgery depend on the procedure being performed, the patient's overall heath, and other factors. Most patients will experience post-operative pain, which can be controlled with medicine. You may feel weak or tired following surgery and require a few weeks to months to recover. Following the Whipple procedure, you may experience bloating, fullness, nausea, or vomiting. This can often be modified with changes in diet as your body recovers.
Some complications following surgery to treat pancreatic cancer include infections, bleeding, difficulty emptying the stomach, and leaking from various surgical connections.