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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...

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...