I had a whipple procedure done after the discovery of a non-malignant tumor on my pancreas. After the procedure, I was told that I would need to take omeprazole morning and night, for the rest of my life. I have had gastroenterological issues and want to eliminate omeprazole from my routine, if possible, as I have read that long term, my likelihood of developing stomach cancer increases. I no longer live near my doctors and surgeons, but when I asked them what to do, they said I could eliminate omeprazole, if I had no acid reflex. btw, I have 2 other issues related to my whipple procedure: 1. because the procedure abuts the scar tissue from my c-sections, I have a tendency for blockage. Secondly, I found myself facing a $1500 renewal cost for my Creon. I am now using pancreatic supplements, and have been able to maintain my weight.