Treating pancreatic disorders requires special expertise and the work of a dedicated team as they are relatively rare and involve complex diagnostics and surgery. The Humanitas Pancreatic Surgery Unit has a great deal of experience in treating pancreatic disease and actively works with other specialist Services of the hospital (gastroenterology, endoscopy, oncology, radiotherapy, radiology, nuclear medicine, diabetology, endocrinology, anatomical pathology), to offer the appropriate medical expertise and the most up-to-date technology to diagnose, treat and research these disorders. It also works with numerous other Italian and foreign scientific centres (such as the Karolinska in Stockholm and Dublin St. Vincent Hospital), to help improve the know-how in this sector of medicine. Pancreatic surgery is considered one of the most complex of abdominal surgical operations, typically considered of high risk. Various scientific studies have demonstrated that the risk of serious complications following pancreatic surgery are reduced in centres where they perform these operations on a regular basis. The Humanitas pancreatic Surgery Unit performs standard pancreatic resections; it has particular expertise in performing atypical operations saving the pancreatic parenchima in the case of benign or low grade malignant tumours. The majority of operations must be performed with “traditional” surgery, that is with a classic incision of the abdominal wall, owing to the high technical difficulty of this operation. However, in certain cases it is possible to perform the operation laparoscopically, thus with a mini invasive technique, less post operative pain and the same treatment efficacy. The Humanitas Pancreatic Surgery Unit pays a great attention to perioperative management (pain control, mobilisation, nutrition etc), adopting enhanced recovery programs in close collaboration with the anesthetists and dedicated nurses.