November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and we are discussing the same with Dr. Nelson Royall of The OU-TU School of Community Medicine. Dr. Royall only recently joined the OU-TU team, and indeed only recently arrived here in Tulsa. As noted at his online OU-TU bio: "Dr. Royall serves as a liver, pancreas, and biliary surgeon within the Department of Surgery. He performs complex surgery for disorders of the pancreas including pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure), distal pancreatectomy, total pancreatectomy, and pancreatic drainage procedures (Frey, Puestow, and Beger Procedures). He performs complex surgery for disorders of the liver including hepatectomy procedures, liver ablation, and bile duct reconstruction. He performs liver and pancreas surgery using both traditional and minimally invasive approaches, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques."