What happens during a total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TP-IAT)?

Physicians describe what is involved in having a total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) and what the potential health outcomes are for patients post-surgery. They explain how TPIAT is the most complex pancreatic operation offered, entailing the removal of the pancreas, and the isolation and injection of specialized islet cells that produce insulin. In over 90% of children that undergo a TPIAT, the main outcome is relief from debilitating pain, freedom from opioid reliance, and overall improvement in quality of life.

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