00:00:00 The impact of the Whipple procedure on the gastric system
00:05:00 Overview of the digestive process with a focus on the upper GI tract, particularly the stomach and duodenum.
00:10:00 The stomach’s operations & functions and its relation to a tumor environment.
00:15:00 Digestive functions of the stomach, bowel, and how they operate in relation to digestion.
00:20:00 The roles of the pancreas and bile duct in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
00:25:00 The discussion revolves around the complexities of the digestive system and how it adapts to disease processes.
00:30:00 Long-term complications of the Whipple procedure, which affected nearly half of the patients in a study with a follow-up of at least four years.
00:35:00 Challenges in treating gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach’s nervous system function is disrupted, often after surgery or a cancer diagnosis.
00:40:00 Dietary management and pancreatic insufficiency, common issues post Whipple Procedure.
00:45:00 Two common issues that can arise after bowel surgery, specifically a Whipple procedure.
00:50:00 The importance of dietitians in managing nutritional complications after a Whipple procedure, specifically in regards to gastroparesis and pancreatic insufficiency.
00:55:00 The insufficient care given to patients after undergoing a Whipple procedure, which is used to treat pancreatic cancer.