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Patricio Polanco, M.D.

UT Southwestern: A global leader in robotic pancreas surgery

Robotic-assisted Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer is one of the most complex GI procedures – and UT Southwestern is a leader in this field, training U.S. and international surgeons. Explore our Simulation Center and how robotic surgery can benefit patients.

Death of 'Black Panther' star sheds light on young adults' colon cancer risks

As colorectal cancer cases rise in young adults, people in their 30s or 40s must never assume they’re too young to get the disease. Patricio Polanco, M.D., suggests that healthier lifestyle choices and earlier screenings could prevent some of these cases and facilitate early detection. Learn more.