Top
10
Doctor insights on: Total Gastrectomy

Share
1

1
Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Dietary: One would need to eat smaller & more frequent meals & chew foods very well as the new intestinal connection or internal intestinal pouch will not be able to hold as much food as a normal stomach. Sometimes a person is checked with blood tests for anemia or b vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
74 doctors shared insights

Gastrectomy (Definition)

Gastrectomy means removal of the stomach. This is done for cancer, ischemia, or ulcer disease. One can perform a partial or total gastrectomy, and then the GI tract is reconstructed accordingly. I hope this satisfies ...Read more


2

2
Pain after total gastrectomy for carcinoma stomach?

Pain after total gastrectomy for carcinoma stomach?

Very controllable: The pain usually relates to the incision. These types of incisions are usually treated with IV narcotic pain medications. I typically use a patient controlled analgesia (pca) system which means that the patient has a button that controls when doses are given. There are built in safety mechanisms to make sure too much narcotic is not delivered. ...Read more

3

3
Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Depends: It depends how long after gastrectomy. If the swelling happens a few days later, it can be due to infection or bleeding. If it's just mild swelling, sometime it is just due to bloated intestines. If the gastrectomy was several weeks or months ago, the considerations include ascites (abdominal fluid), a hernia, versus tumor regrowth. Talk with your surgeon to learn more. ...Read more

4

4
I'm a very active 31yr male i had a total gastrectomy 2yr ago due too a burst stomach ulcer, im on 12 wk B12 jabs i don't feel it's enough, r 4wkly safe?

I'm a very active 31yr male i had a total gastrectomy 2yr ago due too a burst stomach ulcer, im on 12 wk B12 jabs i don't feel it's enough, r 4wkly safe?

Yes , is enough: After total gastrectomy , B12 is not absorbed by mouth , has to be given by injection , liver will store it for months, you doctor is monitoring you blood B12 levels, every 12 wks is fine. If you take every 4 wks excess is eliminated from body with any harm. ...Read more

6

6
What is involved in an open gastrectomy?

What is involved in an open gastrectomy?

Major surgery: With an open midline abdominal incision & surgery removes some or all of the stomach depending on the reason for the surgery. New connections to the small intestine made. About 5-7 days in the hospital or longer possible depending on the length of surgery & other conditions. Gradual return to smaller quantity of foods at first. ...Read more

7

7
What is the definition or description of: gastrectomy?

What is the definition or description of: gastrectomy?

Stomach removal: Gastrectomy means removal of the stomach. This is done for cancer, ischemia, or ulcer disease. One can perform a partial or total gastrectomy, and then the GI tract is reconstructed accordingly. I hope this satisfies your question. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is a vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

What is a vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

See below: The attached picture is worth 400 characters. The large, floppy, stretchable part of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrowed, cylindrical structure. Best description I heard was from Dr. Nowzaradan who said it goes from the size of a football to the size of a banana. It is a safe and effective operation for weight loss when applied as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

10

10
Who does a gastrectomy for gastroparesis?

Surgeon: It is pretty unusual to perform a gastrectomy for gastroperesis. Another option might be a gastrojejunostomy. This bascially re-routes a piece of small intestine up to the stomach so that food can empty from the stomach more easily. Surgeons, especially minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgeons could help talk about the advantages of each approach. ...Read more