2000th Whipple at Johns Hopkins Medicine

I was diagnosed in, 2003, with pancreatic
cancer. And it came completely, out of the blue. I had no symptoms of any kind. And, discovered incidentally, that, I had
a tumor, the size of a football. [MUSIC] And had been growing for a long time, and it was touching everything, and, there was
very, very serious questions, as to whether it was
gonna be operable, and I ended up asking, five
different doctors. I will fly anywhere, go anywhere, do
anything. I need the best surgeon in the world, to
get this thing out and who is that? And all five said the same name. You want John Cameron to get that thing
out. If anybody can get it out, John Cameron
can get that out. John Cameron, taught himself to do this. And then he started teaching other people
to do it. And, at the same time, he really taught
his institution to do it. So, there’s a lot of factors here that
make Hopkins a great place to be. There’s people that he has, has trained
and there’s, a whole institution build around this
procedure that he has made sure. Is, is done and then cared for, with
perfection. [BLANK_AUDIO] My, father has an expression that, he said
frequently when I was growing up and I, I will never
forget it. Which is, we all drink from wells dug by
others. And. That’s what, John Hameron did for me. He dug a well, so that I could drink from
it, when I needed it. He’s not just a great surgeon He’s a great doctor.

4 comments

  1. I am about to have the Whipple Procedure done on February 22, 2013. This will be my fifth major surgery to try to resolve a 29 year reign with pain due to a car accident sustained on February 29, 1984. Of course, there is no one I trust more than Dr. John L. Cameron and his wonderful staff of interns and nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital

  2. I found this video SO encouraging! My sister was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She had the Whipple procedure done at The Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. We didn't have the time or resources to get her to Johns Hopkins but our surgeon turned out to be awesome and my sister's prognosis is very good. Many many thanks to pioneers in medicine like Dr. Cameron who share their knowlege with others so that pancreatic cancer is NOT the death sentence it used to be.

  3. How did your surgery go? My Mother needs to have this done, she is older and she needs the best in order to come through it. Hope you are well, hope to hear back from you.

  4. I had a whipple procedure done, for a giant sized tumor at  Syracuse Upstate hospital in Syracuse NY, by an extraordinarily talented surgical team in 2012.  This was my 3rd cancer. I am doing wonderfully. I will be forever for grateful to the entire team there.

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