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Whitney Yates, Patient of Dr. Rainer Gruessner, Discusses TPIAT Surgery Whitney Yates, Patient of Dr. Rainer W. Gruessner, discusses TPIAT Surgical Procedure
Patient discussion TPIAT Surgery done by Dr. Rainer Gruessner, M.D., Chairman, Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center Patient of Dr. Rainer W. Gruessner, discusses TPIAT Surgical Procedure
A Patient Story - Chronic Pancreatic Pain, TPIAT performed by Dr. Rainer Gruessner A Patient Story- Chronic Pancreatic Pain and TPIAT
Dr. Rainer Gruessner and a patient discuss Total Pancreatectomy Dr. Rainer Gruessner and a patient discuss Total Pancreatectomy



Scientific Literature / Literature on the Web:


  • 1. Georgiev G, Beltran del Rio M, Gruessner A, Tiwari M, Cercone R, Delbridge M, Grigsby B, Gruessner R, Rilo H. Patient quality of life and pain improve after autologous islet transplantation (AIT) for treatment of chronic pancreatitis: 53 patient series at the University of Arizona. Pancreatology. 2015 Jan-Feb;15(1):40-5.

  • 2. Gruessner RW, Cercone R, Galvani C, Rana A, Porubsky M, Gruessner AC, Rilo H. Results of open and robot-assisted pancreatectomies with autologous islet transplantations: treating chronic pancreatitis and preventing surgically induced diabetes. Transplant Proc. 2014 Jul-Aug;46(6):1978-9.

  • 3. Galvani CA, Rodriguez Rilo H, Samam? J, Porubsky M, Rana A, Gruessner RW. Fully robotic-assisted technique for total pancreatectomy with an autologous islet transplant in chronic pancreatitis patients: results of a first series. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar;218(3):e73-8.

  • 4. Galvani CA, Rilo HR, Samam? J, Gruessner RW. First fully robotic-assisted total pancreatectomy combined with islet autotransplant for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis: a case report. Pancreas. 2013 Oct;42(7):1188-95.

  • 5. Khan KM, Desai CS, Kalb B, Patel C, Grigsby BM, Jie T, Gruessner RW, Rodriguez-Rilo H. MRI prediction of islet yield for autologous transplantation after total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Apr;58(4):1116-24.

  • 6. Desai CS, Khan KM, Megawa FB, Rilo H, Jie T, Gruessner A, Gruessner R. Influence of liver histopathology on transaminitis following total pancreatectomy and autologous islet transplantation. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 May;58(5):1349-54.

  • https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Novel-technique-of-total-pancreatectomy-before-in-Desai-Stephenson/c18f404bb1d1c73e08faad15c87a7216c5e03a5ef

  • 7. Desai CS, Stephenson DA, Khan KM, Jie T, Gruessner AC, Rilo HL, Gruessner RW. Novel technique of total pancreatectomy before autologous islet transplants in chronic pancreatitis patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Dec;213(6):e29-34.

  • 8. Gruessner RW, Sutherland DE, Drangstveit MB, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner AC. Pancreas allotransplants in patients with a previous total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Mar;206(3):458-65.

  • 9. Gruessner RW, Sutherland DE, Dunn DL, Najarian JS, Jie T, Hering BJ, Gruessner AC. Transplant options for patients undergoing total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2004 Apr;198(4):559-67; discussion 568-9.

  • 10. Manciu N, Beebe DS, Tran P, Gruessner R, Sutherland DE, Belani KG. Total pancreatectomy with islet cell autotransplantation: anesthetic implications. J Clin Anesth. 1999 Nov;11(7):576-82.

  • 11. Gruessner RW, Manivel C, Dunn DL, Sutherland DE. Pancreaticoduodenal transplantation with enteric drainage following native total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis: a case report.

  • Gruessner RWG: Towards a New Surgical Standard for the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis.
    https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/towards-a-new-surgical-standard-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pancreatitis-2165-7092.1000e132.pdf


  • Gruessner RWG: Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: What is the Future? http://www.clinicsinsurgery.com/pdfs_folder/cis-v3-id1973.pdf

  • Gruessner RWG: The New Paradigm for the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis https://clinmedjournals.org/articles/ijsrp/ijsrp-2-019.pdf