Dr Bhandari specialises in surgical treatment of various pancreatic diseases. He is the only Pancreatic surgeon in Perth to have training in Nanoknife technology for treating pancreatic cancers. His wait times for patients requiring Pancreatic surgery are very short.
The pancreas is a long, flat gland that sits tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. The Pancreas is considered as both exocrine and endocrine gland. Pancreas plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis where it produces several digestive enzymes and the hormones that are necessary for controlling blood glucose levels.
Tumours of the pancreas can be solid or cystic, and can arise from the exocrine gland cells or the endocrine gland cells. They can be benign or malignant. Rarely the pancreas is a site for secondaries from cancers elsewhere (particularly melanoma). Most cysts in the pancreas are benign and can be safely watched. Most solid lumps should be removed because of the risk for cancer.
Common conditions that require surgical management are:
- Pseudocysts of the pancreas.
- Pancreatic cancers (cystic, solid, neuroendocrine)
- Pancreatitis (but it is rare for surgery to be needed)
Mr Bhandari specialises in surgical treatment various pancreatic diseases.
Dr Bhandari specialises in surgical treatment of various pancreatic diseases.