Pancreas: PDF OnlyGodellas Constantine V. MD; Prinz, Richard A. MDCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology: September 1997 - p 398-402 Buy Abstract Pancreatic surgery continues to undergo advances in technique brought about mainly by our knowledge and experience with minimally invasive surgery. Pancreatic operations are being done more frequently and safely. Major pancreatic resections are being performed with preservation of surrounding structures. These resections are also increasingly done through smaller and smaller incisions, to the point where some surgeons are performing laparoscopic pancreatic resections. Significant advances in the technique of pancreatic surgery published within the past year are reviewed herein. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.