A gastrectomy is a partial or full surgical removal of the stomach. Gastrectomies are performed to treat cancer and perforations of the stomach wall.
Types of Gastrectomy
- Total gastrectomy, where the whole stomach is removed.
- Partial gastrectomy, where the lower part of the stomach is removed.
- Sleeve gastrectomy, where the left side of the stomach is removed.
- Oesophagogastrectomy, where the top part of the stomach and part of the oesophagus (gullet) is removed.
- Severe medication reaction
- Problems in breathing
- Advanced age
- Poor nutritional status
- Respiratory disease or cardiac disease
- Open Gastrectomy:
During an open gastrectomy, the surgeon makes a large incision in your abdomen to remove some or all of your stomach.
- Keyhole Surgery (Laparoscopic Gastrectomy):
The surgeon makes several smaller cuts in your abdomen, and then uses a special telescope and small surgical instruments to remove some or all of your stomach.