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Doctor insights on: How Long Is Antrectomy Surgery

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Please help! what is the meaning of "antrectomy"?

Please help! what is the meaning of "antrectomy"?

Partial Stomach: The antrum is the distal portion of the stomach. Removing the antrum is an antrectomy. ...Read more

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Tell me about antrectomy or gastrectomy?

Tell me about antrectomy or gastrectomy?

Partial: Antrum, fundus, and pylorus are parts of the entire stomach- gastric. Removal for ulcer or cancer may be all or parts. Total gastrectomy, partial gastrectomy, antrectomy, and other operations like vagotomy and pyloroplasty are traditional operations for ulcer disease. More removal is common for cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about vagotomy/antrectomy?

Can you tell me about vagotomy/antrectomy?

Antrectomy/Vagotomy: This is a surgical procedure used to treat peptic ulcer that has failed resolution with medical therapy. It is much less common these days because of the advancement in medical treatment, especially with H. Pylori. The antrum contains G cells. When stimulated by the vagus nerve, they release gastrin, which in turn causes parietal cells in the proximal stomach to release acid. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a vagotomy/antrectomy?

Eat small meals: This operation is usually performed for ulcer of the stomach or duodenum. The stomach has been reduced to 60% of normal size, and the 2 vagus nerves were cut in order for you to have less chance to develop stomach ulcers. It is recommended to eat small meal and more ofter, and low fat. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctors are suggesting an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this safe?

Help please, my doctors are suggesting an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this safe?

Is safe: vagotomy usually with pyloroplasty is utilized to control ulcers of duodenum and complications such as bleeding from the ulcer. If vagotomy fails which is usually rare, the antrectomy, the removal of the distant portion of stomach with the site of pathology is performed. The procedure is very safe. ...Read more

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I was told to get an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this a safe procedure?

I was told to get an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this a safe procedure?

Primer on ulcers: With the advent of modern medication, we rarely have to perform elective anti-ulcer procedures. Many times gastric irritation is not due to hyperacidity but is actually a bacterial infection. But, to your question - antrectomy is the removal of the distal third of the stomach, an area which secrets a hormone which causes the upper stomach to secrete more acid. It is safe, but i suggest a 2d opinion. ...Read more

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When do doctors recommend an antrectomy? Is it safe?

When do doctors recommend an antrectomy? Is it safe?

Rarely: An antrectomy is a rarely performed operation these days. It used to be a common procedure performed before the age of gastric acid reducing medications but these have revolutionized treatment of peptic ulcer disease. There may be a role in certain cancers of the stomach but that discussion should be had with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antrectomy / gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Can you tell me about antrectomy / gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Not commonly done: Antrectomy removes the portion of the stomach that makes acid. While there may be indications for antrectomy, such as perforation, bleeding or scarring leading to obstruction, the reality is that gastric ulcers are successfully treated by medications, including proton pump inhibitors and h2-blockers. If the ulcers are associated with h. Pylori, then eradication of this with antibiotics is needed. ...Read more