Gastrectomy and gastric resection procedures are operations that remove part or all of the stomach. These procedures are typically indicated for the purpose of treating gastric bleeding, inflammation, ulcer disease and benign stomach tumors. It is also the standard treatment for stomach cancer in Bradenton. In some cases, stomach surgery is enough to cure early stages of gastric disease. In others, it is the most effective way of minimizing pain and bleeding, as well as preventing the spread of disease.
Did you know…
stomach cancer is not common in the U.S.? In fact, it is much more common in other areas of the world, such China and Japan. Here in America, diagnoses of stomach cancer are actually declining, with approximately 20,000 cases each year. It is possible to lower the risk of stomach cancer by avoiding tobacco products, lowering salt intake, and seeking treatment if you are infected with the H. Pyori bacteria, which is linked to more than half of all cases of gastric cancer.
A person with stomach cancer in Bradenton may experience few or no symptoms in the earliest stages of the disease. As the cancer progresses, however, it is not uncommon to begin experiencing nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating and loss of appetite. While these symptoms are more likely to be associated with a much less serious disease, it is important to seek treatment for gastrointestinal symptoms that persist or suddenly worsen.
These procedures are performed under general anesthesia to prevent pain and memory of the procedure. A laparoscopic stomach resection is performed using robotic instruments from the outside of the body. Several small incisions are made in the abdomen instead of one large incision. With the aid of a small lighted camera, the surgeon can resection the stomach and remove diseased tissues using a minimally invasive technique that improves post-operative pain and expedites the recovery process. A new stomach is made using the intestinal tissues, connecting it to the esophagus.
Stomach operations are inpatient procedures that usually require several days of recovery in the hospital, a modified diet and restricted activity. However, laparoscopic gastric resection often provides for a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to a normal diet and activity. Furthermore, the laparoscopic approach helps minimize scarring and lessen post-operative discomfort.